When should a tree be removed?
When a tree develops problems, it can often times be hard to decide when to remove it. Many factors come into play when making these types of decisions, including the cost, or even sentimental value. Hazardous trees with defects can pose a threat to surrounding property, as well as people, which is enough justify the removal process. In many cases, an avoidable situation involving an unhealthy tree has resulted in costly outcomes, and even lawsuits, for some of our customers. It is important to have a certified arborist from Tree Service of Lafayette assess the tree in question to obtain the best possible course of action when it comes to maintaining your property and the trees that inhabit it. There are several signs that can be observed that indicate tree removal is necessary. Vertical cracks, split limbs, decaying branches and infectious diseases or pests are some, to name a few. Signs like these may not be obvious to the average eye, but a certified arborist will know to look out for these, and when it is necessary to remove a tree in order to prevent future disasters. If a tree is showing any of these symptoms, such as invasive pests, the structural integrity of the tree can become compromised, weakening the entire tree and ultimately putting you, your family and passing civilians at risk. The last thing anyone wants is for harm to come to another person, or someone's property. If you begin to notice any of these symptoms in a tree that inhabits your property, please contact Tree Service of Lafayette immediately to have a licensed arborist come to your property and assess the tree in question. With an expert opinion in hand, you will be able to make the most educated decision possible when it comes to removing a tree from your property, and have peace of mind knowing you and your loved ones are not at risk.