“I think that I shall never see. A poem as lovely as a tree!”
Those words by Joyce Kilmer are some of the most beloved in all of literature. And it’s fair to say that we love trees! We love looking at them. We love sitting in their shade. We love climbing them. We love carving our initials on then. We appreciate the fact that they all do their part to make our atmosphere healthy and breathable. Nonetheless, as much as we love our trees, they can be seriously detrimental to the homes and commercial properties we work so hard to maintain.
A tree may look beautiful and majestic, but it can also do severe damage to your home or garden. Its roots can strange other plants’ and stop them from being able to grow. They can cast a shadow over your home and garden and block out wholesome sunlight. What’s more, over time they can start to infringe on your property itself, creating a serious safety hazard.
Tree removal services could save your property from serious harm in many ways. Make sure you get in touch with a local tree expert if your tree has become a risk, a hazard, or a severe inconvenience. Here are some ways in which removing a tree can save your property.
They Can Protect Your Home or Garden from Insect Infestation
Insects love trees. They can infest trees every bit as easily as they can infest your home. And when insects infest trees not only are they more likely to sneak into your home, they can also cause significant damage to the tree itself. They can cause the tree to become infected and even die. When this occurs, not only will the dead tree become a severe safety risk, the insects will move on to another tree in the area.
They Can Stop Tree Roots from Damaging Your Foundations
Your home is only ever as stable as its foundations. And as your trees grow, their roots spread further out searching for water and nutrients to keep the tree alive. However, when roots get too close to your foundations, this can be a real problem. Trees can not only damage your home’s foundations directly, but they can also disrupt and displace the soil around them.
This Could Make Your Home Dangerously Unstable
Questing tree roots can also do damage to gas and water pipes that feed your home. If a tree’s root impinges on a water line, it can weaken your water supply. In some cases, it can even cut the water supply off altogether. If a tree root hits a sewage line, it can also result in some unpleasant sanitary issues for your property.
They Can Remove Your Tree When It Gets Way Too Close for Comfort
Sometimes trees can grow too close to our homes and windows. If winds become too strong, this can result in severe damage to your home and potential injury to everyone who lives inside. While Santa Cruz is a shallow hurricane risk zone, any tree companies worth their salt will tell you that it’s better to be safe than sorry.
A tree removal service can prevent trees from becoming a danger to your home and family in extreme weather.
They Can Remove Your Tree Before It Kills Your Garden
As previously stated, a tree might look beautiful in your garden, but it can also be a real threat to other decorative or food plants. As your tree gets bigger, its roots may take up the lion’s share of the nutrients in your soil, preventing grass and other plants from getting the nutrients they need to grow correctly.
What’s more, when large trees are in bloom, they can cast a broad shadow over your garden. Not only will this curtail your plans for enjoying the California sun, but it can also prevent other plants from getting the sunlight, they need to grow strong and healthy.
A tree can slowly take over your garden and prevent anything else from growing correctly.
They Can Prevent Your Tree from Collapsing Under Its Weight
Sometimes, trees can get too big for the area where they’re placed. This can lead to self-buckling meaning that they collapse under their weight. While this is rare, it does represent a serious safety risk. The tree doesn’t even need to buckle all the way. Even falling branches can do significant damage to your garden, your property, or even your family.
They Can Remove Trees Damaged in Storms That Will Never Grow Back
It’s always sad when a tree in your garden is struck by storm damage. In some cases, trees can bounce back and grow tall and healthy. In many, however, too much of the tree is damaged to support regrowth. In this case, it may be damaged beyond repair. A tree expert will be able to remove it for you.
Also Read: Common Tree Services Performed After a Storm
Sometimes You Have Too Many Trees for Your Garden
When you first moved in, all those trees were a real selling point. Now, on the other hand, your garden is looking a little too crowded, and nothing seems to be growing as a result. When trees are planted too firmly together, this can not only block out light and consume water and nutrients; it can also alter the pH balance of your soil. This can take a toll on all plants in your garden but especially delicate turf grasses.
Tree removal services can advise on which trees its best to remove for a healthier and happier garden.
Are you worried about a tree on your property? Get in touch with Christianson Tree Experts today!
If you’re at all unsure about any of the trees on your property, Christianson Tree Experts can give you the support and advice you need. We have over 40 years of experience in bringing the highest standard of tree removal services to Santa Cruz Country.
We specialize in hazardous tree removal as well as heritage tree preservation and all other aspects of tree care. Get in touch today to arrange a free consultation.