Most governments encourage homeowners to plant trees every day. The aim is to achieve a safe, better environment free of pollution among several other reasons. Environmental conservation is mentioned in the United Nations SDGs in the form of Save the Planet. For many today, cutting trees is considered to be immoral. They would rather maintain it or plant another. However, there are special cases where there is no choice but to cut it down.The issue that arises at this point is how exactly it will be removed from the yard. Here are some tips on when might be the right time to take cut it down.
The right time to cut down a tree
There are tree species which experience exponential growth. Occasional pruning and maintenance might not be enough to check their rapid growth. At times the trees grow so fast extending past acceptable boundaries. At this point, the branches or roots of the tree might intrude into areas they shouldn’t. It might be a neighbor’s compound, close to a power line, a swimming pool, etc. Once a tree gets out of control and pruning is no longer the remedy, it has to be marked for removal.
There are several factors that might damage a tree. Extreme weather qualifies as one of the main causes. You can tell if a tree is damaged by examining its branches. Dead or dried up branches indicate that it might have been damaged at a place close to the surface. Other signs of damage are fungus or powdery mildew on its branches. If the tree has this a condition, it’s just a matter of time before the infection chokes it up. The best way to prevent damage to your tree is by professionally having it removed.
Roots become a menace
It’s not surprising to see railways, buildings or driveways damaged by extending tree roots. The tree roots naturally extend in length as they search for water and nutrients for nourishment. They can grow both horizontally and vertically below ground. With time the roots might find their way to structures, damaging them.
This is a widespread occurrence on houses with trees nearby. The roots can easily damage the house foundation. The tree roots are also capable of damaging a car driveway if it lies within their path. Pipes and cables that lie below ground are vulnerable too. If faced with such a situation, the safest way to proceed is to have it uprooted immediately.
Deep cavities or cracks appear on the tree trunk
If the tree trunk gets severely damaged, there is no other alternative but to have it removed. The tree can only heal up if the crack concerned does not cover 25 percent of its circumference. Deep cavities that go right into the bark can be fatal. The tree begins to decay from the inside. In such a situation, the tree poses a safety threat so must be cut and removed.
It’s easy to notice a leaning tree. This usually arises from an imbalance in its root support system. The tree poses an immediate safety risk. It might tumble down and result in serious injury or property damage.