Do you have a dead tree in your yard? It might not seem like that big of a deal at the moment, but the truth is, leaving a dead tree in your yard for any significant amount of time can lead to some very unwanted consequences. If you haven't yet gotten on the phone with a local tree removal service, here are three reasons why you might want to take care of that as soon as possible.
One Dead Tree Could Lead to More
Do you suspect the reason your tree died is because it was infected with a disease? Tell-tale signs include a lot of mildew on the branches or trunk or leaves that turn to yellow or another color during a time of year when that should not happen. If you leave a tree that succumbed to disease in your yard, the disease could actually spread to other nearby trees. The disease could just as easily be down in the roots of the tree, and next thing you know, it's suddenly popping up in your garden.
Dead Trees Attract Unwanted Guests
A dead tree is a great way to roll out the welcome mat for all kinds of unwanted guests like birds, rats or termites. And once the pests have established a base of operations in the tree, it's probably not that long before they start branching out and looking for something else to take over, like your home. If you wait until a tree has already been invaded to get it removed, you might end up having to call an exterminator in addition to the tree removal service to ensure that all of the critters get off of your property.
A Dead Tree is A Huge Safety Hazard
When a tree dies, the entire structure weakens. Branches could be made even weaker if there are a lot of pests causing further damage inside. The next thing you know, a strong gust of wind or a rainstorm could come along, and a branch could snap off. Don't let a falling tree branch cause damage to your property or injure a loved one. Also keep in mind that if the tree falls and causes damage to your neighbor's property, you will be responsible for the damages.
If your yard has a dead tree, it's in your best interests to remove it from the yard as quickly as possible. Failing to do so could cause a safety hazard, lead to a pest infestation or possibly cause harm to other trees and plants in your yard. For more information, contact Southbury Tree Service or a similar company.Share