Trees are an important and beautiful part of any home’s landscaping. But occasionally, your home’s trees can become sick or die. Sometimes your trees will fall ill or die due to disease, damage from storms, lightning strikes, or environmental stress. And when a tree starts dying, it’s important that you remove it as soon as possible. Below are three important reasons why you shouldn’t leave dead trees on your property for long.
1) Avoiding Pests
If you don’t currently suffer from termites, ants, or other wood-eating insects on your property, trust us when we say that you really don’t want to. Unfortunately, a dead or dying tree acts as a beacon to these wood-consuming pests. And though the dead or dying tree initially attracts them to your property, they will soon multiply and spread to every neighboring tree and wooden structure within reach. Even larger mammalian pests, such as rodents, have been known to make a dead or dying tree their home. The risk of them later seeking shelter in your home or any other structures on your property increases dramatically.
2) Reduce Damage Risk from Falling Trees and Branches
Once a tree begins to die, its structural integrity begins to drastically deteriorate. The integrity is further weakened as wood-consuming insects start tearing away at what remains. The weaker the trunk and root system becomes, the more likely a strong wind is to blow the tree over entirely. This can cause tremendous damage to homes, vehicles, and any piece of property that it may fall on.
3) Disease Can Spread to Neighboring Trees
If your tree is dying due to a contagious disease, you need to get it removed before it spreads to neighboring trees. Molds, mildews, and various other infections can spread very easily from one tree to another.
Essentially, all the reasons explaining why removing dead trees is important boil down to one thing: the cost of cleanup. Many will put off the removal of a dead or dying tree because of the costs associated with tree removal. But trust us when we say that having a dead or diseased tree removed right away is the cheapest option in the long run. Letting the tree stand runs the risk of it falling on your property and doing damage. Further, if the tree is diseased, keeping it on your property runs the risk of infecting the rest of the trees on your property.
If you have a dead or dying tree on your property, contact tree removal experts from a tree service provider such as Good Morning Tree Service. We service the Austin and Central Texas areas. Call today to schedule a free on-site visit and receive a same-day estimate.