A Necessity for Any Forest
A Haven for Birds
Dead Trees Protect the Environment
But it is not just wildlife that benefits from the dead trees that litter the forest floor. Dead trees and logs also play an important role in the physical well-being of the forest. Dead trees create snow barriers, slowing down and trapping fast moving snow and preventing it from damaging the forest floor. As the trapped snow melts it saturates the ground allowing young trees and plants to flourish.
Dead trees that topple over into streams stabilize the banks and slow down the flow of water, helping to reduce erosion and providing feeding and breeding sites for fish. As any fisherman will tell you, where there are logs in the water, there are insects, birds, and fish.
Dead trees and logs are an integral and necessary part of the life force of the forest but dead trees on your property can be a problem, especially if they are close to any buildings. If you have dead trees on your property it is best to call in a professional tree removal service, like Martin’s Tree Service to assess the tree thoroughly and make a decision about tree removal only if necessary.