To fell or not to fell? It’s a question asked by many property owners who aren’t sure if their tree needs removing or not. While we always recommend you ask a professional tree surgeon to take a look and assess what’s required, there are also some signs to look out for which indicate your tree needs removing.
It’s Grown Too Close to Your Property
While we all want to preserve the health of our trees, sometimes they can grow too large for the space they occupy. This can lead to issues such as blocking out the light from a property or even causing structural damage to buildings. Trees can even grow so high that they get too close to hazards such as power lines. In these cases, it may be appropriate to completely remove the tree because it will just keep getting larger. A tree surgeon will be able to assess whether pruning or tree felling is the best option.
It’s Become Dangerous
If the condition of the tree has worsened, it can leave it vulnerable. It’s these types of tree which may fall of their own accord or lose branches, especially in high winds and harsh weather conditions. This can be dangerous because often people will walk below the tree or there may be other properties, paths or roads nearby. If a tree were to fall into a road, this could also cause major disruptions and dangerous situations for motorists. Luckily, professional tree felling services can be used to remove the tree before this happens. Therefore, if you think a tree looks unstable in any way (including leaning in one direction), or you’ve noticed dead branches on the ground around the tree, ask a professional arborist to assess.
Unfortunately, like any plants, trees can also succumb to disease. Luckily, expert tree pruning can help maintain their health, even if some of the branches have become damaged. Not all dead or damaged trees will need removing, but there are some signs this is the correct action to take. This includes severe damage to the tree trunk, the majority of branches are damaged, the trunk is now hollow, or the roots are shallow and weak. You may also suspect the roots of the tree have been damaged, especially if the surrounding ground has been recently excavated.
Request a Tree Assessment
If you’ve spotted any signs your tree needs removing, speak to the team at Fair Oaks Tree Services. We’re happy to come and assess the situation and offer advice on whether your tree has become overgrown, dangerous or diseased. Whether it’s a simple crown reduction required or tree felling services, we’ll provide you with a free, no-obligation quote, so you can decide what’s best for you. Our arborists travel across Surrey and London areas, including Purley, Esher and Kingswood. Contact our team now for all enquiries and advice.