Common Reasons for Tree Removal

Trees are a beautiful and beneficial part of the world around us. Many homeowners appreciate their trees and do all they can to keep them healthy.  Likewise, Ping’s is dedicated to providing preventative and remedial tree care.  However, in spite of the most determined efforts, there are cases where trees should be removed.  This blog explains some of the most common circumstances that require tree removal.

Dead Trees

Every homeowner or commercial property manager hates to see a tree die.  The sad fact is that sometimes trees do die.  Once a tree has died, there is nothing more to do…except take it down.  Removal is necessary because a dead tree will slowly lose strength.  As the tree weakens, it loses its ability to withstand the assault of storms or extra weight.  Snow, ice, storms, and winds can break off branches or bring down a dead tree.  The fall of a dead tree or even a branch can cause extensive damage to nearby houses, cars, or even people.  Dead trees represent a tremendous potential liability and should be removed as soon as reasonably possible.

Diseased Trees

One major cause of tree death is disease.  Sometimes you may not know that a tree has been infected until irreversible damage has already occurred.  In recent years, central Indiana has seen a devastating infestation of the emerald ash borer.  Many ash trees have died due to this pest.  If you have a tree that is diseased, it is important to have it evaluated quickly so that it can be treated before it’s too late.  Immediate removal of a tree that is beyond help is often best.  Not only will this avoid the eventual weakening that will follow as the tree dies, but it also better prevents the spread of the disease to other trees.  If you see signs of disease in your tree, Ping’s can examine it and recommend action.

Damaged Trees

Unfortunately, sometimes healthy trees experience unavoidable damage.  Severe weather (both thunderstorms and winter storms) has the potential to damage trees.  In particular, lightning can cause harm in a flash.   Trees are often mortally injured by a lightning strike.  Yet it may take the tree years to show the extent of damage.  Other sources of damage are animals or accidental contact with a vehicle or other solid object.  Again, you need to evaluate the situation to see if the tree can recover.  Ping’s can help you make an informed decision about your damaged tree.

Encroaching Trees

Trees are alive and growing, which means that their effects on their surroundings can change.  At the time of planting, a tree may enjoy a good location.  However, trees grow and new structures are built around trees.  Roots of nearby trees can disturb the foundation of a house or building.  In addition, growing branches may get in the way of power lines or other utilities.  Less critically, trees may grow to obscure a favorite view.  Trees that cause these kinds of problems are often removed.

Annoying Trees

Not all trees are equally beloved.  Some healthy trees are a nuisance.  They may shed annoying seeds or fruit.  Some trees have wood that is naturally weak and more likely to break.  At times, there may just be a personal preference against a certain type of tree.  In other instances, you may just desire to use the land occupied by a tree for another purpose.   In the case of an annoying tree, removal is completely elective.  You can do it in your timing or decide it isn’t worth the trouble and leave it alone.

Some reasons for tree removal require immediate action (like an uprooted tree resting on your roof).  Other circumstances are less urgent and allow a wait-and-see approach.  Whatever your reason, when you decide you need (or want) to remove a tree, you can trust Ping’s to do the job.  We have amazing equipment and years of experience.  For us, no tree removal is too big or too complicated.  On the other hand, tree removal can be extremely difficult and dangerous for someone without the right equipment or technical expertise.  It is better to leave it to the experts at Ping’s.  In emergency situations, we even offer 24/7 service.  For non-emergency situations, call 317-298-8482 today to schedule your tree removal and avoid a future emergency.