Almost every home has a tree that is too close to something that if it were to come down or fall over that it would cause problems. And when people see this specific tree they think about all the worst things that could happen. But those things have a very small chance of actually happening unless the tree is not healthy and the roots have no grip on the ground underneath it anymore. But people still consider the option of taking the tree down altogether just in case, not having the correct information that they need in order to do this the right way. Some trees are simply grown in a specific way and are perfectly healthy.
There are a lot of reasons why you would want to have a professional tree removal person take the tree from your property. It could be cutting it a little bit too close to a power pole or if when a major wind storm comes through it might sway towards your home a little too close for comfort. It’s always best to call a professional when it comes to cutting down trees. They can be highly unpredictable when falling and you do not want to end up with an even bigger issue than a tree that you want to be removed if you end up doing it yourself and something goes wrong.
How to tell when a tree is ready to be removed, first check out the tree and see if it’s leaning at all in any direction. Usually, leaning trees aren’t as healthy as the other ones and it could come down at any point even with the roots attached. Especially if you live in an area where flash flooding or lots of rain comes through often. While these trees have grown accustomed to the weather conditions, the trees can only take so much wind and rain before they give in. And when the ground is wet there is a bigger possibility of it falling over.
Speaking of the roots, you should always look at the base of the tree, examine it for any roots sticking up out of the ground. If you see some of them and they look broken or decayed that means that the tree isn’t doing very well and when the roots give out the tree will come down along with it. Although, it is worth mentioning that just because some of the tree roots are coming up from the dirt and can be visible does not immediately mean it must be taken down and removed. Dirt shifts and moves every single time there is a rain shower outside. Make sure you know for a fact that the roots are decayed or that too much of the root is showing before considering getting the tree removed.
It is always safest to remove a tree that is leaning way too far from its original spot. This can prevent a lot of damage to homes, vehicles and even people if someone happens to be nearby when it goes down. But you should never remove a tree on basic instinct.
Instead what you should do is call a professional tree removal service to check it out and examine the tree. If you have looked it over and think that it is either going to cause problems down the line or is a safety hazard, get a second opinion. If the professional agrees then you can go ahead and work out a date and time on when to take the tree down before anything bad can happen