Tree removal experts commonly remove dead or dying trees before they become a hazard. But healthy trees sometimes require removal too. Sometimes, trees are a hindrance to their environment, especially in a confined space. When this happens, removal is necessary. Here are six reasons to remove a healthy tree from your property.
1. Clogged gutters and damaged roofing
When trees grow in close proximity to houses, they can have a negative impact on roofs and guttering. If leaves and other tree debris clog your gutters, this could render your gutters useless when it rains. In fact, clogged gutters can cause roof leaks when water builds up on your roof. And in windy weather, tree branches can damage roofs. If your tree is dropping debris on your roof each summer, then to prolong your roof's longevity, you might need to remove the tree.
2. Damaged plumbing
The roots of trees can invade weak plumbing pipes too. Tree roots need water, and this means that even the tiniest crack or defect in a pipe can provide entry for a hungry tree root. If a tree root makes its way into your pipes, your plumbing will backup and become blocked. To save yourself money on plumbing repairs, remove a tree with invasive roots.
3. Messy lawn and driveway
Some trees drop leaves and seeds throughout the year. This can leave your lawn and driveway covered with rotting vegetation. And birds sometimes choose to roost in trees, causing a mess below. This is a good reason to remove a tree on your property.
4. Nearby powerlines
As trees grow, they can sometimes encroach on nearby powerlines. This is dangerous to you and to passersby because if your tree touches those powerlines, it could start a fire or worse electrocute someone. For safety's sake, remove large trees that encroach on nearby powerlines.
5. Blocked views
Trees can get so big that they block the view of the surrounding area. This can be a problem if you've just built a new deck or pergola. If all you can see as you relax is the huge trunk of a tree, then you might want to open up the space by removing the tree.
6. Dangerous aboveground roots
Aboveground roots are tripping hazards. If your tree has many large aboveground roots that snake across your yard, and you often use your yard for parties or gatherings, then large roots can be dangerous. Since removing tree roots can destabilize a tree and increase the chances of it falling in bad weather, removing the tree might be the best option in this case.
If your tree is causing any of these problems, then removal might be the best course of action. Call a tree removal service today to arrange to have your tree removed safely and responsibly.