It’s difficult to remove a tree. I don’t mean the act of cutting down a tree is difficult (though it can be.) I mean the emotional difficulty we face when it’s time to cut down a tree in our yard. It’s especially hard if it’s a mature tree and you’re the one who planted it when it was a sapling. You’ve likely enjoyed the tree for years. It’s provided shade on those sweltering Minnesota summer days. Maybe you’ve hung bird feeders from it over the years. Or perhaps you take a picture of your children next to the tree each year and talk about how the children and the tree have all grown.
But if it’s time to remove a tree, not cutting it down comes with worse problems. A healthy, strong tree is an asset to your home. A dying tree is a liability.
Here are some visual clues to help you know when it’s time to call in a professional to confirm or deny if it’s time to remove a tree.
If your tree has any of the signs above, call us to come out and assess the health of tree. If it’s time to remove the tree, we’ll provide you with an estimate. If we believe the tree can be saved, we’ll share our recommendations for nurturing it back to health. Either way, it will result in a safer yard for you and your family.