Losing a tree in your yard that was once a focal point of your out door space is difficult. However, if the tree is dying or has died it should be cut down. Before cutting it down though, make sure it is actually dying or is dead. Perhaps the tree can be brought back to life?
You can usually tell when something just isn’t right about your tree. After seeing it for so many seasons a homeowner can notice things like mold growth or brown leaves. Things like this tends to stick out like a sore thumb to a homeowner that’s been paying attention to their landscape.
A dead tree is something to be taken seriously. It can be a danger to those who live and play around it. So take the time to look for these signs and symptoms of a dying tree.
Some symptoms of a dying tree are:
– Cracks in the trunk or peeling bark
– Mushrooms growing near the tree’s roots
– Multiple branches that have no living buds
When in doubt get professional advice
If you still can’t tell if your tree is dying, the best thing to do would be to contact a landscape company that has certified arborists on staff. Request a tree risk assessment. A certified arborist can conduct an analysis and find out for sure if your tree should be cut down and removed or if it could actually be revived.
If it is found that the tree is dead or dying and is unrecoverable, then you should be swift about it. Cut it down before someone gets hurt from falling branches or property is damaged. The tree could fall on it’s own and land on your home. Paying to repair that kind of damage out of pocket can be very costly. Mitigate the risks and remove the tree before it turns into an accident if the arborist determines the tree is dead.
If the tree is isolated and out of the way of being a danger to people or property, then you could decorate the tree with paint. However, you must be sure the tree is not a threat to anyone or any property. It may be better to be safe than sorry and just remove the tree. You could potentially save a few branches for decorating later.
Austin Tree Services is a family-owned tree service with over 25-years of experience caring for the natural landscape of communities in Austin. The company provides exceptional tree service to all residential and commercial clients looking to maintain or improve the natural surroundings of their homes and businesses. When tree removal is necessary Austin Tree Services always use the safest methods to ensure the safety of all involved.