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Apr 18

Saying Goodbye: When it’s Time to Remove Your Tree

By Washington Tree Solution

The future may present structural problems for many trunks, also known as leaders.

The tree has a hollow interior. A tree that has a hollow trunk is dangerous. If the tree's inside is rotting or hollow, it will be necessary to remove one-third of the tree.


The tree has begun leaning. Even though leaning trees may not be dangerous, a tree that suddenly leans to one end could have structural problems.


A house, or any other construction, is too close to the tree. Trees that grow too close to a building or hang over the roof should be removed. Large trees should not be placed within 20 feet of a structure or house.

  • The Appropriate Tree for an Appropriate Site


It is possible for trees to become invasive if they are located in an area with limited human access. The untrained eye might not be able to see the danger in a tree that appears healthy.


Tree removal is usually the last resort if there are no other viable management options, such as trimming or disease prevention. Dead, dying or dangerous trees can cause thousands of dollars of damage and even physical injury. Many times, a Tree Removal in Washington DC will not seem dangerous until a severe storm or heavy snow has exposed its defects.


If a tree is not properly removed, then you are responsible for the damage and harm it causes. The good news is that you can easily identify if a tree is in trouble simply by looking at its branches, trunk, roots, and position.


Here are some warning signs to look out for.


  • If ..., then it's time you contact an arborist.


Infection symptoms may be present. A tree with disease symptoms includes crown dieback, bark cracks or distorted leaves, soft crumbly wood, and the presence of fungi. You may notice symptoms such as emergent holes, feeding galleries, or woodpeckers heavy eating on your tree.


The crown of the tree can be seen as large, dead branches. These are known as widow-makers. They can cause major damage to the people below and fall for seemingly no reason. If 50% or more of the tree has been damaged or dead, it should be removed.


  • How do I hire an arborist? Ask an arborist.


Your tree is not healthy. Your tree's health is not the same as those around it. You can tell if your tree is healthy by its thin foliage, discolored foliage, or limited growth. It may be necessary to consult a professional in order to determine the root cause.


Root problems have been identified. Root problems may not be obvious but shifting soil near the base and the development of fungi are signs that there is a problem.

  • A tree trunk supports a mushroom family.


The trunk is in poor health. Cracks or tears in the tree's trunk are signs of internal decay. Many people are not aware that trees can survive for years despite internal degradation. Some trees can withstand the effects of internal decay and still survive for a time, but eventually, they will die. Trees must be removed. These trees may be home to woodpeckers, and other wildlife.


Some tree losses are unpredictable, but you can take preventative actions to avoid most of them. It's a great time to evaluate trees now, before any severe winter storms or snowfall. Contact a professional immediately if you see any of the above signs. Most tree removal jobs are too dangerous for the homeowner or property owner.



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