Why Get Trees Removed?
Trimming trees is a key part of keeping your yard looking nice. It prevents ugly branches hanging down and snapping off. It will also stop there from being too many leaves to rake up come the fall.
But sometimes, the solution is actually to have the trees in your yard removed completely. This might seem like a step too far at first—especially if you’re thinking of a well-established tree—but there are actually some very good reasons why you should at least consider it.
The Tree is Dying or Sick
Trees get sick and die all the time in nature. Fungal and bacterial infections can course through the healthy body of a tree, and kill them quite quickly. Even worse, they can pass from the tree to other trees, or to other plants.
That’s why it’s so important to remove trees with highly contagious diseases, and to do it safely. If you don’t do it safely, you could actually help spread the problems around. Fungi, for example, will release their spores when touched. It’s easy to unwittingly spread them around.
The Tree is Already Dead
If you don’t pay much attention to your yard, it’s possible for a tree to die without you even noticing. Before long, all that’s left is an ugly, dry or rotting hulk.
When a tree dies, it won’t come back to life with care. It will slowly rot away. Or, depending on the weather, it will dry up and eventually fall. Either way, the best thing to do is get rid of the tree before it topples and causes damage. Not only will you be securing your property, you’ll be making your yard look better.
Removing Trees Makes Your Yard Look Better
Another reason why you might want to have trees removed is to make your yard look the way you want. While trees are a nice addition to any outdoor space, sometimes they’re simply not suitable. You might have one that’s gotten far too big, and is taking up almost all the space in your yard.
Just as bad, you might have a few that completely block your view. In Colorado, we’re lucky to have fantastic views, and it’s a shame if you can’t see them from your yard.
Or, maybe you don’t like the look of the tree. It might be old and gnarled. Or, it might be far too tall, or far too wide. Or it might be the wrong color for your color scheme—or maybe you just don’t like raking the leaves when they fall. There are all sorts of reasons why you might not like the way a tree makes your yard look. It’s your yard, so however you want it to look is the right way for it to look.
Tree Removal Colorado Springs Keeps Your Yard Safe
More important, though, is the safety of your family and your home. The most obvious danger is if the tree is big enough to crash into your house, during a storm for example. If it’s well-rooted, this is unlikely to happen except in very harsh weather. But even so, it’s nice to not have to live with that thought in the back of your mind.
But even if the tree doesn’t get completely uprooted, it can still pose a danger:
- Individual branches could drop unexpectedly, either because of rot, or from rubbing against other branches.
- Big branches could whip in the wind and hit roof tiles, windows or other structures.
- Animals could sit in the tree and cause a hazard in some way. Snakes can climb trees to get access to a roof, for example.
- Branches could make contact with power lines or utility lines.
- There’s also the chance that regulations mean you should get rid of the tree to protect your property. Local firefighters specify in their regulations that you must have 10ʼ minimum clearance under the lowest branch, and 30ʼ minimum clearance to a structure (building). If that’s not the case, you either have to trim the tree or get rid of it completely.
Keeping your trees trimmed and pretty can therefore make your yard a safer place to be. You should never trim the trees yourself, or attempt to remove trees yourself. Attempting tree removal is dangerous for the safety of your home & self.
But a trained arborist will identify exactly which branches and trees could pose a danger, and how best to trim the tree or remove the tree.
After a Storm: Tree removal Colorado Springs
A storm can cause problems if you have trees in your back yard. As sad as it is, they can cause large-scale damage, either to individual branches or by uprooting the tree itself.
When this happens, the tree could fall in the direction of your house; but it could also fall in the direction of power lines. This is exceptionally dangerous.
Removing Trees from Houses and Power Lines after Storms
This is where you should rely on a Colorado Springs tree removal professional. Something that a lot of people don’t realize is that these are active situations. Downed power lines could still cause a fire, long after they were originally toppled. A heavy tree could still shift and fall further and cause additional damage to your house.
If you were to go out to clean up, let alone clear away the tree, you could be in danger. All so that you can tidy up your yard! It’s better to rely on professionals like an arborist or the emergency services.
Why Call Peak Tree Service for tree removal Colorado Springs?
Peak Tree Service has been dealing with problem trees around Colorado Springs, Colorado for 15 years now. In that time, they’ve dealt with everything you can imagine. While other tree trimmers might take shortcuts, and leave your tree or yard looking bare or ugly, Peak Tree Service make sure that every job is a job well done. They can provide free estimates and a comprehensive service, and are fully insured.
So, what are you waiting for? If you need to have tree removal Colorado Springs, give Peak Tree Service a call today. Or if you prefer, you could send them an email by filling in a simple contact form online.