How did this tree get big!!!?!

So many of my clients are surprised that the little sapling they planted is now a huge tree. It's important when you plan your garden and start planting trees to understand how big they will grow and to keep them maintained in a way that supports how you use your garden. Arborists can help your tree grow in the shape and direction that you want so that the garden is perfect for your family. My blog has tips for the home owner on keeping your tree healthy and, of course, tips on when to use an arborist to get the perfect result.

Top Reasons Why Tree Removal Is Crucial


It is frowned upon to remove a tree that is entirely healthy. Thus, most homeowners will only consider tree removal if their tree is dying and it is just a matter of time before it topples over. Nonetheless, some other situations require the need for tree removal services. If you are not aware of the signs and symptoms, then you could end placing yourself and your property at risk. So what are some of the top reasons why tree removal would be crucial?

Cavities have developed in the tree trunk

Cavities can form in the tree trunk for an array of reasons. In some cases, this could be due to natural wear, which causes pieces of the bark to peel off. If these cavities are superficial, the structural integrity of the tree will not be compromised. On the other hand, the holes may begin to form due to decay. If the tree is diseased, microorganisms will gradually eat away at the bark, and this will manifest as cavities on the trunk. Ignoring this is not advisable, as it could be indicative of extensive damage to the trunk of the tree, meaning it may be unable to support its weight. It would be crucial to hire an arborist to remove the tree before it loses all its stability.

Overcrowding of trees

Although trees are a much-sought-after greenery for properties, having too many of them can become a problem. If you move into a property that has numerous trees tightly clustered together, you may want to consider having a few of them removed. Even if the trees are healthy, overcrowding of trees greatly increases the chance of diseases spreading if one of the trees becomes ill. In addition to this, if one of the trees develops a pest infestation, the insects can quickly spread to the other trees and the rest of your property. If you would like to maintain the health of all your trees and your yard at large, it would be essential to invest in tree removal services.

Storm season is coming

Although trees are innately sturdy, they tend to lose this stability the older they get. If there is a storm warning in your area and you have an old tree on your property, you may want to consider tree removal, especially if the tree is close to your structure, power lines, your neighbours' property and more. If not removed, the tree poses the risk of extensive property damage if a massive storm strikes your area.


4 April 2017