Trees make a property alive, but it becomes essential to cut them down when they become sick or dead. Even after you’ve cut down a tree, the stump remains. If you leave a tree stump in place, you can witness the invasion of pests and other organisms. Many ant species can quickly construct nests inside of these stumps and appear all-around your home. Apart from ants, termites also love to feast on tree stumps.
People plant trees for many reasons like enhancing the curb appeal of a property, privacy, providing shade, and supporting the wildlife. Given how valuable they are, we all want to keep them in good shape.
Even though the growing human population continues to have a negative impact on the environment, invasive insects and diseases are also causing significant harm to trees. Tree destroying insects like hemlock woolly adelgid, emerald ash borer, Asian longhorned beetle, and spotted lanternfly, are destroying vast areas of forests every year. For instance, wood-boring insects tunnel and feed under the bark of living wood and can make a tree structurally weak, eventually leading to the death of susceptible trees.
Trees bring shade and beauty to a residential landscape, but they can easily become a liability if they are dying or are dead. Dead trees are not just eyesores, they can pose a significant threat to the safety of you and your family if they are close to your house. The key here is to spot a dying or a dead tree at the right time. However, it is not an easy task since a tree may appear to be fine on the outside.
This blog is run by Seacoast Tree Care in Hampton, NH