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This Month’s Discussion


The Importance of Having Dead Trees Removed

If a dead tree has been in your yard for quite some time, you might consider having it removed as soon as possible. Dead trees can cause a multitude of problems for home owners. Read on for more information on why it is important to have dead trees removed instead of just letting them sit and rot.

Insurance Liability

Many home insurance policies specify that they will not cover any accidents on a home owner’s property that are caused by decayed trees. The home owner is expected to maintain their property to the best of their ability, and if they intentionally leave a dead tree, it is considered a neglect of their responsibilities. So, if the dead tree falls over and hurts someone, or their property, then the home owner is considered liable for the damages, which can be very expensive.

Dangerous Mess

If a strong storm blows through, it can easily topple a decaying tree, and if it is tall enough, it could end up taking electricity lines with it. This can cause an extremely dangerous situation, and the home owner would be liable to pay the city for the damages that their tree caused to the electricity lines. For this reason, many cities have ordinances requiring home owners to remove trees that could cause a safety hazard like this.

Annoying Insects

Decaying trees draw in a multitude of kinds of insects and vermin. Once these pests become established in an area, they are hard to get rid of. And, they often spread to other surrounding trees and even the home owner’s house. Termites are one of the worst of them that can show up. These destructive insects can cause thousands of dollars in damage in a short period of time. Some of them are so ravenous that they can topple structures in a matter of days.

Hire a Professional

Tree removal requires special tools, which most home owners do not have. It can also be a very dangerous task. Professional tree removers have years of experience in tree removal, so they know what to do to get the job done right the first time. A home owner should never attempt to remove an especially large tree by themselves. Total Tree Care and their service here is recommended by councils such as Bayside in removing trees carefully.