Having trees on your property offers many benefits. Trees improve the aesthetics of your property and help increase its resale value by up to 15%. By shading your home, they help reduce your energy costs, saving you money. They produce oxygen and reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere while providing homes to animals such as birds. Unfortunately, sometimes the liabilities of having a tree on your property outweigh the benefits, in which case it is necessary to call tree removal services in Kitchener. Here are some signs that a tree on your property has to be removed.
1. Dead Tree
The death of your tree can negate many of the benefits it originally offered. It no longer shades your home or adds any aesthetic appeal. In fact, the opposite may be true. The only possible benefit of having a dead tree on your property is that it can continue to provide homes for animals such as bats. However, a dead tree can pose a danger to your property and your family. Once a tree is dead, it starts to decompose, meaning that it can eventually fall down. This could damage your home or injure anyone who happens to be nearby when the tree falls. For safety’s sake, as well as aesthetic appeal, the tree often has to be removed.
2. Storm Damage
Generally speaking, trees are pretty sturdy and able to withstand constant exposure to the elements. However, high winds can damage trees in ways that they cannot recover from, such as crown twist and stem or root failure, or a complete blow-over. If your tree has suffered any of these types of damages, the only thing to do is to remove it, sparing your property from unnecessary risks in the process.
3. Building Damage Risk
A healthy tree may still have the potential to damage a building without falling over or shedding branches or limbs. Tree limbs that grow too close to the house can damage the structure, or aggressive root systems can break up concrete hardscape or disrupt utilities, especially water and sewer lines. A tree risk assessment can determine whether a tree should be removed due to the risk of damage that it poses.
4. Tree Size
When planting a seedling, sometimes it can be difficult to predict how large the tree will eventually grow. Over time, you may find that the space allotted for it originally is too restricted and the branches or roots of the tree have started pressing up against the foundations, windows, or walls. This is another cause of building damage, and the tree may have to be removed to protect your property from encroachment.
5. Excess Shade
The shade that your tree provides can be helpful for reducing your utility bills and making your home feel more comfortable. However, it may also make your home too dark and cold, especially in the winter. During the summer months, your grass may not be able to grow because the tree is depriving it of sunlight. If the amount of shade that your tree provides is causing problems, you may have no choice but to have it removed.
6. Blocked View
You may have a beautiful view from your window that you cannot see because the tree is in the way. In this instance, the decision to have the tree removed depends on your personal preference. You may decide that the benefits that the tree provides are not worth keeping it. While trees can help increase resale value, so do spectacular views.
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