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Apr 18

Saying Goodbye: When it’s Time to Remove Your Tree

By Washington Tree Solution

The future may present structural problems for many trunks, also known as leaders.

The tree has a hollow interior. A tree that has a hollow trunk is dangerous. If the tree's inside is rotting or hollow, it will be necessary to remove one-third of the tree.


The tree has begun leaning. Even though leaning trees may not be dangerous, a tree that suddenly leans to one end could have structural problems.


A house, or any other construction, is too close to the tree. Trees that grow too close to a building or hang over the roof should be removed. Large trees should not be placed within 20 feet of a structure or house.

  • The Appropriate Tree for an Appropriate Site


It may be difficult to get rid of trees if they are located in a forest or far away from buildings and people. The untrained eye might not be able to see the danger in a tree that appears to be healthy.


Tree removal is typically the last resort if there are no other viable management options, such as trimming or disease prevention. Dead, dying or dangerous trees can cause serious injuries and thousands of dollars of damage. Many times, a Tree Removal in Washington DC will not seem dangerous until a severe storm or heavy snow has exposed its defects.


If a tree is not properly removed, then you are responsible for the damage and harm it causes. It's easy to see if a tree is in trouble by looking at its roots, branches, roots, and location.


Here are some signs to look out for that may indicate that your tree needs to be evaluated and possibly taken down by a professional.


  • If ..., then it's time you contact an arborist.


There are symptoms of infection. A tree with diseased symptoms includes bark cracks, crown dieback, discolored leaves, soft crumbly, or distorted wood, and bark cracks. You may notice symptoms such as emergent holes, feeding galleries, or woodpeckers heavy eating on your tree.


The crown of the tree can be seen as large, dead branches. These are known as widow-makers. They can cause major damage to the people below and fall without apparent reason. If 50% or more of the tree has been damaged or dead, it should be removed.


  • How can I hire an arborist? Ask an arborist.


Your tree is not thriving. Your tree's health is not the same as those around it. You can tell if your tree is healthy by the lack of leaf cover, discolored leaves, and slow growth. It may be necessary to consult a professional in order to determine the root cause.


Root problems have been identified. Root problems may not be obvious but shifting soil near the base and fungi are signs of trouble.

  • A tree trunk supports a mushroom family.


The trunk is in poor health. Cracks or tears in the tree’s trunk, massive wounds, and dead branches stubs all indicate internal decay. Many people are not aware that trees can continue to live for years despite internal decay. Some trees can survive internal decay for a time, but eventually, they will die. Trees need to go. These trees may be used by woodpeckers and other wildlife as a refuge and home.


Although tree failures may not be predictable, it is comforting that most can still be avoided through preventative actions. It's a great time to assess trees now, before any severe winter storms or snowfall. If you see any of these signs, it is a good idea to contact a professional. Most tree removal jobs are too dangerous for homeowners or property owners.




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