Mature trees offer residential and commercial property owners a wide range of important benefits, but trees can also become hazardous over time if not properly maintained. Unfortunately, too many property owners fail to get hazardous trees removed in time to prevent damages or injuries. Most of the delay comes because property owners do not know if their tree should even be removed. In today's blog post, we look at three common reasons to support tree removal on a residential or commercial property.
Tree Disease or Damage
One of the most common causes of tree removal on commercial or residential properties is tree diseases or tree damage. Trees that are not treated promptly for tree diseases can become weak and unstable over time, jeopardizing nearby property and people. The same is also true for damaged trees since broken limbs and cracked tree trunks can collapse and cause severe damage at any time. Trees suffering from substantial diseases and damages should always be removed as soon as possible to eliminate the threat of severe damages or personal injury.
Threatens Nearby Structures or Landmarks
Another reason to consider having a tree removed from a residential or commercial property, even a healthy tree, is if the tree or major limbs threaten nearby buildings, structures, or landmarks. Trees can pose a threat if their limbs begin to grow too close to buildings, or if the tree roots begin to damage building foundations. If trees require constant and severe pruning to prevent limbs from growing too close to buildings, utility areas, or landmarks, then it makes sense to remove the tree to prevent potential tree damage as well as reducing future maintenance and pruning costs.
Outgrowing the Location
Although mature trees are often long desired in Houston because of the ample shade and beauty they provide, in reality large trees can also cause problems for property owners when they outgrow tree planting locations. Some trees do not get planted in optimal locations, and they can quickly outgrow their location and lack the proper soil and space to thrive. In addition, trees with dense foliage can create problems for lawns and gardens as they can block out needed sunlight, causing grass and garden decline.