Tree Not Growing Well? How To Know If It Is Time To Remove It And How It Is Removed

Posted on: 3 December 2021

If you have a tree growing on your property that is not doing well, it is important that you first determine why this is happening. There may be some cases where it would be best to remove the tree. Keep reading so you know what you should do. 

When To Remove a Tree

If there is a tree on your property that will not damage anything if it falls, you can leave it be and allow it to die naturally. This also gives wildlife a place to set up home. If the tree is near your home, power lines, etc., then it is best to remove it. 

Look at the tree and see if there is damage on the trunk. You may see large, deep cracks, wounds, and more. If you see these things and it covers much of the trunk, it may be time to remove the tree. This can cause the tree to become unstable. You can tap on the tree to see if it sounds hollow. If it does, then this means the inside of the tree is also damaged. 

It is common to have some dead branches on a tree, but if your tree is covered with dead branches, this can be a sign of trunk or root damage. This type of damage is hard to treat, so the best action is to cut the tree down. If you see fungus growing on the tree trunk or near the tree, which looks much like mushrooms, this is a sign of disease, such as root rot. 

Tree Removal

If it is determined that it is best to remove the tree, hire a tree removal service to do this for you. This job can be dangerous for someone who is not experienced. The tree care service will start cutting off branches until all are removed and they are left with a trunk. The trunk is then cut down in sections at a time starting at the top and working its way down. If the tree had no diseases or fungi, you could use the wood as firewood or grind it down to use as mulch for other trees or your garden. 

Once the tree is removed, ask the tree removal service to remove the stump also. They will use a special grinder to grind the stump down completely and remove as many roots as they can. You can then fill the hole in with soil and plant new grass over the area. 

The tree removal company can give you much more information on how a tree is removed. Reach out to a local tree removal service to learn more.