A Primer: When Should You Remove a Tree from Your Lawn?

Posted on: 7 July 2016

Beautiful lawns can sometimes be difficult to maintain, and it can be just as difficult to realize what steps need to be taken in order to achieve a beautiful lawn. Occasionally, a tree on your lawn simply isn't working for one reason or another. Listed are just a few signs that you should remove a tree from your property.

Overgrown Trees

Sometimes it is easier to remove an overgrown tree than it is to perform a massive pruning job. If you're unsure if your tree is overgrown, have a professional give it a once over or closely inspect it. If the branches are dripping with sap, then chances are, the tree is overgrown. Overgrown trees are usually quite unsightly and can block the view from the road to your home or even your neighbor's home. This can decrease the overall "curb appeal" of your home and can make your house a harder to sell if it's on the market.

Leaning Trees

Eroding soil and old age can both contribute to a tree's lean factor. When a tree begins to lean or bend towards the ground, then this is a sure-fire sign that the tree is weakening and could collapse. Leaning trees are quite random about which direction they will lean, so you may find yourself with a tree that is scraping against your house or fence, or, worse yet, has decided to make its way toward your neighbor's lawn and house.

Dying or Dead Trees

A dying or dead tree should be removed from your property as soon as possible. As the leaves stop growing on a dying tree, its color will begin to fade and the branches will become brittle. This will provide you with a problem that is not only an aesthetic eyesore but also can be dangerous. Branches from dead or dying trees can easily break off and cause damage to your lawn, vehicles, homes, and worst of all, to you and your family. A professional tree trimmer can usually remove a dead tree with ease.

Gnarled or Wild Roots

Gnarled or wild roots may be a problem that affects otherwise perfectly acceptable trees, unfortunately. Out-of-control roots can wind up causing damage to your home and lawn by uprooting portions of the lawn itself, the sidewalk near your home, or parts of your plumbing system. Out-of-control roots can even disrupt your foundation. The foundational integrity of your house might rely on your getting rid of these roots.

For more information about when trees should be removed, call a company near you that offers tree-trimming services.