For homeowners, trees can significantly boost the value and appearance of your home and property. However, like all living creatures, trees age and die over time. Recognizing the signs that it’s time to remove a dead or dying tree is essential. That’s why Westcoast Tree Experts would like to provide you with the following guide to knowing when a Chico tree removal service may be necessary.
Dormant Vs. Dead Trees
Trees can often appear dead when they are not. That’s why it’s important to know the difference between dormant vs. dead trees. Certain species of trees become dormant during the winter, losing their leaves in the process. This can give them a bare, dead appearance before the next growing season. Alternatively, some trees can become sick or damaged over time and may need to be removed. At Westcoast Tree Experts, we can inspect your trees and provide you with excellent advice on whether a tree is dead or dormant and the necessary steps to take if any.
Exposed Root System
At some point or another, most of us have noticed trees with roots growing on top of the soil. This can indicate that a tree is struggling to establish a healthy root system below. Furthermore, an exposed root system is especially vulnerable to damage from humans and animals. That’s why it’s important to have a certified arborist inspect a tree with an exposed root system to ensure it’s healthy and safe to be around. If not, a Chico tree removal may be necessary.
If a tree becomes stressed, it can start to grow shoots close to the base of its trunk. Simply put, shoots are small branches that indicate a tree is stressed. There are a wide variety of factors that can cause a tree to become stressed. Typically, however, many of are related to environmental factors. The certified arborist at Westcoast Tree Experts can assess a stressed tree and any contributing factors to determine whether it can be saved or if it needs to be removed.
If you notice any signs of fungi or mushrooms growing at the base of a tree or along its trunk, roots, or branches, it’s important to consult the certified arborist at Westcoast Tree experts. We can assess whether a tree is rotting from the inside out and if it should be removed to ensure the safety of your home and property. Keep in mind that a rotting tree can fail unexpectedly at any time causing serious harm or death to people and property below.
The severity of broken branches often determines whether a tree still has viable life. When too many branches have become damaged, it can greatly impact a tree’s ability to absorb sunlight for sufficient sustenance. Leaving a tree to die a natural death can be dangerous. That’s why it’s essential to contact Westcoast Tree Care if a tree on your property has broken branches for a free consultation. Our certified arborist will be able to determine whether you need a pruning or Chico tree removal service.
Aside from potential shingle damage, broken branches can come crashing down, causing serious damage to your home if a tree overhangs your roof. While it’s always possible to prune overhanging branches, it’s not always possible to perform sufficient cutback without compromising the health of a tree. At Westcoast Tree Experts, our certified arborist can assess an overhanging tree and offer a wide variety of solutions, including a Chico tree removal service if necessary.
Nearby Power Lines
One of the most dangerous tasks a certified arborist performs is trimming a tree entangled with nearby power lines due to the possibility of electrocution. That’s why a Chico tree removal service is often recommended when a tree is located too close to power lines.
Disease & Infestation
Sometimes the reason to remove a tree comes from within. Disease and insects can enter a tree’s wounds, slowly killing it from the inside. At a certain point, a tree won’t survive, making an Chico tree removal service the quickest, safest solution.
Signs of disease and infestation include:
- Yellow, wilted, or spotted leaves.
- White dusty mildew.
- Lumpy, spherical growths (Gall).
- New shoot clusters.
- Hollow pits (Cankers).
- Holes in bark or leaves.
Chico Tree Removal
Sometimes removing a much-loved tree is the best course of action. For all your tree care needs, contact the certified arborist at Westcoast Tree Experts by filling out our online form or give us a call at 1.800.767.8733 for a no-cost, no-obligation quote. We can provide you with a free estimate on our comprehensive list of services, including removal that may benefit your home and property.