It's always good to take care of trees on your property, giving them a good lopping when necessary in order to remove dead branches and keep them from growing too tall or thick. In some cases, the tree may even need to be removed altogether as a trimming service isn't enough to keep it healthy and safe. If you've never called for tree services like Waratah Tree Services before and aren't sure of when to have trees removed, note a few tips to consider.

1. Severely decayed

Sometimes you can remove some dead, decayed branches and the tree will thrive. However, if there is severe decay, the tree may simply not be able to recover and be healthy no matter how many branches you cut off. This decay can also mean that the tree can easily fall at any time, putting you and your property at risk. 

2. No space for growth

If a large shade tree has been planted close to your home, under power lines, or near traffic areas, it may not have room for growth. If the branches were to continue to grow unabated, they may hang over your home's roof and scrape up against the gutters or downspouts and cause damage, pull down power lines, or block the view of traffic lights and street signs. If you were to leave your tree as is and its continued growth were to cause damage or create any type of danger, it's good to have it removed altogether.

This can also be applied if the fully grown tree were to block out sunlight that might then be damaging to other vegetation, or if it were to simply interfere with your view. Some shade trees have branches and leaves that are so thick, sunlight cannot easily get through them. Trying to trim the tree every year to allow for sunlight to filter through can be difficult and expensive, so it may be good to simply remove the tree.

3. Changes in soil

Severe changes to the soil in which a tree is planted can mean continued problems with its growth and health over the years. If there has been recent construction that is creating soil erosion, a tree may not be able to get enough water and in turn, it may wither away. Branches may die and eventually fall off in the process. Pollutants in the soil can also mean that the tree is absorbing these harmful materials, and this too can cause it to die eventually. If the soil has changed so significantly that it will change the tree's overall health, you might consider simply removing it.