Dealing With Dying Or Dead Trees

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Dealing With Dying Or Dead Trees

21 May 2019
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If you have a dead or dying tree in your yard, then you want to know why you shouldn't ignore the problem and what you should be having done about it. Learn more about the trees in your yard and why unhealthy ones need to be tended to in the proper way in a timely manner. Here are some of the things that you need to know about.

Why dying or dead trees need to be tended to

If you have a dying tree in the yard that cannot be brought back to a healthy state due to the seriousness of its current condition, due to a disease, or due to an infestation, then you want to have it removed. Leaving an unhealthy tree in the yard will only lead to you ending up with a completely dead tree. Dead trees need to be removed because they pose a risk of falling down and hurting someone, or damaging property. Dead trees are also even more appealing to certain pests, such as termites.

What steps should be taken to properly remove a tree

Once you have identified a tree that needs to be removed, you can have a tree trimming service come out that also takes care of tree removal, stump grinding, and debris hauling. They can come out and cut the tree down in sections, making sure the tree comes down without causing any harm or damage to anything on your property, such as other foliage, vehicles, outbuildings, buildings, etc.

Once the tree has been removed, then it will either be hauled off of the property or it will be thrown into a chipper. The service will take the tree down to the stump. However, this is not where you want the job to end, there are many reasons why you should be sure you also have them grind down the stump.

Why a tree stump should be ground down

When you have the remaining stump ground down, it will bring the stump down below surface level. This is important because leaving a stump protruding out from the surrounding soil poses a safety risk, as well as other types of risks. Someone can trip over it, ride their bike over it, or get hurt by it in many ways.

When a stump is ground down to below surface level, then you are going to be able to pack the necessary amount of soil around the remaining stump and pack it down, so it is solid. This will help to make sure that you don't have a hole in the yard that can pose another kind of danger.

For more information, reach out to a tree service such as Brown's Tree Service.