But there are times when sadly, there’s nothing you can do – and nothing we can do either. And that’s the topic of today’s post- the signs that will tell you that it’s time to say goodbye to your tree.
- Heaving soil underneath the canopy of the tree.
- Fungi and mushrooms growing in abundance at the base of the trunk
- Chipped, broken and peeling bark, with cracks in the trunk
- Large cavities in the trunk itself (sunken in areas)
- Multiple dead and hanging branches in the crown of the tree
- Twigs and branches in bunches without leaves
If you notice many or (especially) if you see all of them – then chances are it’s time for your tree to be removed. Most pros will likely tell you the same thing, too – if 4 or 5 of these symptoms exist, then it’s probably a smart idea to pull the trigger a little earlier and say goodbye. The last thing you’ll want is for the tree to die off and then pose a risk to you or your home. And the riskier a tree becomes, the more expensive it can be to remove.
The thing to remember about trees is that they’re living, breathing things – just like you and I. Eventually they’ll decline and die. There’s plenty that we can do to care for our trees, but there will come a point that there isn’t anything you can do – and you’re simply going to have to deal with the cycle of life.
If you’re unsure of whether or not your tree might be on its way out, then give us a call and set up and appointment. We’ll come out, take a look and help chart a course of action along side you.