Removing a tree is no easy feat, but there are times when it has to be done. In this article, we explore what it takes to remove a tree.
When is it time to remove a tree?
When we choose to remove trees, it is because there is something significantly wrong with the situation. This is often due to two reasons. Firstly, a tree may pose a risk to its surroundings. In this case, it needs to swiftly be removed before the risk is realised. Secondly, if a tree is dead or dying, it needs to be removed before it can poison other trees in the area. Unsure if your tree is dead or dying? Consider the following symptoms:
- The layer under the bark is brown and dry;
- The base of the tree trunk has decay-producing fungi growing;
- Tree bark is chipped or peeling;
- The trunk is cracked or there are cavities;
- There are many dead or hanging branches, especially in the upper crown.
The above list isn’t exhaustive. It is recommended you consult with a professional, as dying trees may also be saved.
Effects of Removing Trees
Trees undoubtedly improve the area around them in a number of ways, but only if they are healthy. Some of these improvements include:
- Improving the air quality through absorption of carbon dioxide and creation of oxygen;
- Trees slow down soil erosion by decreasing the impact of rain on the ground;
- Trees protect your home from cold winds in winter and cool it in summer.
By removing an unhealthy tree which no longer assists the area around it, you create space for a healthy tree to be planted in its place.
Minimising Surrounding Area Disturbance
Removing a tree from an area, whether it is dead or not, undoubtedly creates a disturbance. If this is not minimised, it can create stress and therefore damage other plants in the area.
Generally, it is recommended that:
- You do not chemically treat the ground, as this could render the soil infertile and affect other trees in the area;
- You take care when applying any sort of herbicide. Through roots, it could move from the infected tree to an uninfected tree and kill it;
- Use dyes to map out which area is being targeted.
Before removing a tree, it is recommended that you consult an expert. Professional tree removers will better be able to guide the removal process and ensure you do not cause future harm to the environment.
Tree Removal Experts
Tree removals are a lengthy process which require knowledgeable and reliable professionals to effectively execute. Dixons Trees offers the safest and simplest tree removals in the Blue Mountains and surrounds. As one of the area’s largest tree removal companies our comprehensive range equipment ensures we can remove any tree. Our professional service begins with a written quotation and finishes with your site left in excellent condition.