Should I Remove My Tree?

Should I Remove My Tree?

At Treemendous, we thrive on safety. A common question that our clients ask us is, “should I remove my tree”. The question comes by when a tree develops a visual problem. When deciding on whether the tree should be removed or not, many factors come by. They include the emotional ties to the tree, the cost of work, and much more.

If a tree has structural defects and is posing a risk of damaging property, injuring people, and so on, it should be removed immediately. If you live in Benfleet, Essex, or surrounding areas and aren’t sure if your tree is proposing a risk, contact us immediately.

Common signs to remove a tree

A Tree is a plant and, therefore, a living organism. Just like another living organism, a tree will die someday. Careful removal of dying trees is essential not only for the safety of your home but also for the general health of your landscape.

In addition to this, sick, unstable, and damaged trees also pose health risks. If they are unstable and unhealthy, they could fall at any moment. Weak trees can also fall easily when a storm occurs. Here are the common signs that give you a reason to remove a tree:

Storm damaged

Trees can get damaged by high winds. The winds can twist the tree’s canopy, resulting in root failure, damage to the tree’s stem, making the support system fail, and completely blow over the tree. If a tree is under such damages, it will eventually die and be a risk to your home. Removing such a tree is the best solution to protecting your property and family.

The tree is dead

If the tree is dead, it is no longer beneficial. It will not add beauty to the property, it will not offer water retention benefits, and it will not provide shade. A dead tree also loses its structural integrity. It poses a risk as its branches can fall at any time and cause injury to people, pets, properties, and much more. Due to it not providing the benefits it once did, it’s more than worth removing before an accident occurs.

It’s visually unstable

Some trees appear as they may fall at any moment. These are trees that are leaning extensively or those with overgrown branches resulting in an unusually dangerous lean. These kinds of trees can fall and damage property or cause serious injuries to people and animals around. If an attempt to prune the overgrown branches will result in the risk of falling limbs, one should seek our services to remove a tree.

The tree doesn’t suit your property

Huge, evergreen trees can bring the best out of homes by adding beauty and giving the property the feeling of nature. However, these massively large trees may be blocking the homeowners from enjoying a spectacular view. In that case, having the tree removed may be considered an incredible improvement. A large tree may also cast an unwanted shade, resulting in a dark and cold home. If you believe your tree includes any of the above negatives, you should consider removing it before it becomes more prominent and starts developing additional negatives to your property.

If it’s showing signs of decay

A tree may be under structural issues like internal decay, and this can result in many problems. The problems may include the limbs of the tree falling and diseases or infections occurring. A professional arborist can have some solutions that will prevent the tree from decaying any further. However, in most cases, tree removal will be the ideal solution.

You can see cracks in the canopy

These cracks run through the main trunk, eventually separating the tree into two perfect halves. What these cracks do is that they increase the probability of the tree falling, especially in seasons of high winds, and this can result in injuries and damages to property. If the tree has these cracks and it’s also decaying, the risk of falling increases significantly. Such a tree should be removed to eliminate the danger it poses to the home.

It’s a lighting risk

When a tree is struck by lightning, the sap in its bark gets extremely hot and can transform into steam. It is important to know that lightning may also run along with the tree’s inner bark towards the ground and eventually blow the bark away. Such an occurrence is hazardous, especially if the tree is close to the house. If the tree in your yard is a lightning risk, consider contacting us to remove the proposed risk towards your property and family.

Yourproperty is overcrowded

If trees are crowding in your area, you should have some of them removed. This is because they will be competing for soil nutrients, and the smaller trees will immediately start showcasing deficiency symptoms in nutrients. An area crowded with trees does not gain the benefits of proper air circulation. The occupants of a home with crowded trees are therefore subjected to the risk of getting fungal illnesses. In such a case, the trees need to be removed.

It’s overgrown

A tree in the yard may overgrow to the extent that it begins pressing against the house’s walls, the foundation, or the windows. An attempt to stop the growth through cutting may not work because the roots are still growing. The process of removing such a tree is quite complex and requires a professional arborist. This is because the tree’s roots may already have overgrown and spread under the pavement or the building.


The above discussion explains the different signs that you can observe manually and decide whether or not you should have a tree removed. Removing such trees will eliminate the risk of injuries and property damage.

Eliminating risk from our clients is something we enjoy doing. At Treemendous, we’re happy to carry out tree inspections and remove all necessary trees in Benfleet, Essex, and surrounding areas. If you’re ever unsure about a tree’s health, contact us right away.

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