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landscaping for the fun of kids

My name is Amelia - welcome to my blog! I am the mother of four very active boys ranging from 9 years to 3 years. When I am making improvements around my home and my property, I try to focus on how I can make those improvements while keeping things fun for the kids. This past year, I worked with a landscaper to create an outdoor environment that was fun for the kids, but looked nice from the road. I wanted the landscaper to design some elements into the yard that the kids could limb around on and let their imaginations run wild without having to worry about things getting destroyed in the process.

Latest Posts

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4 Reasons to Remove the Tree on Your Property
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4 Reasons to Remove the Tree on Your Property

At one point, any tree on someone's property should be considered for removal. This is because trees can eventually cause major problems, such as home damages or injuries. However, not all trees need to be removed. That's why you should know these four reasons to remove a tree on your property so that you can be cautiously aware of when the tree on your property may need to be considered for removal:

It's Not a Desirable Species

If you move into a home that has an undesirable species planted on the property, you will want to consider it for removal. This is because an undesirable species is bound to cause problems. Undesirable species include those that have weak wood, which means that the tree can cause major damage in storms because branches are sure to collapse. This includes willow trees and empress trees. When you move into a new home, be sure to have the trees inspected to determine what type they are and whether or not they are safe to keep on your property. 

It Has a Disease

If the tree has a disease, it's best to remove it right away even if the diseased part is very small. This is because diseases usually spread pretty rapidly and weaken the tree. On top of this, the disease can spread to other plants on your property, which can destroy your landscaping. 

It Has Cracks and Decay on the Trunk

If there are cracks on the trunk of the tree or holes that have decay, the tree needs to be removed. This is because the cracks and decay will leave the trunk very prone to collapsing. If you aren't sure whether or not the cracks and decay are extensive enough to make the tree weak, have a professional inspect it before you decide to remove it. 

It is Growing Past Power Lines

If the tree grows past power lines, then you should consider removing it. Otherwise, you will be spending a great deal of money on having the tree trimming way more often than would normally be necessary. The tree should never grow large enough to hit power lines because it can potentially cause an electrical fire that will not only affect your home but also potentially your neighbor's, as well. 

When you know these four reasons to remove the tree on your property, you can be sure that you know when it's time to remove any that may be causing problems. For more information, contact a business such as Arborcare Tree Service.