Things to Consider Before Cutting Down Trees 

It is surely obvious when a tree is totally dead, by just looking at it you can tell that definitely it should be cut down for safety reasons. Not long before its branches and limbs will start to fall after death. It is also possible that the whole tree will just fall as well and we can’t risk that. If this happens, call a Cincinnati tree removal expert right away, it could endanger your property like cars or your house, it could possibly hurt your pets or worst even your kids.  

Partially dead tree or a damaged tree can also bring danger to you, your family and property but if that tree has memories with you, sometimes you hope and give that tree a chance to recover. Before we decide to cut it down or not, let’s take a look on some things to consider. 

First to consider should always you and your family. Human limbs and life is more important than the tree obviously. Check if the tree is a threat to sidewalks or a road where people pass by or perhaps on your backyard where your children play. Also check how close it is to a room or garage where you usually stay long. These are the areas you usually don’t want to have a tree. Some studies have claimed countless injuries and as many as 200 people were killed by falling trees or a limb every year. You should cut it down if there is any sign it can hurt people. 

Deciding to treat a tree or replacing it can be difficult to assess. To get a complete grasp on the effectiveness and cost of saving a tree before spending your hard-earned savings on what may be a lost cause, it is best to find professional advice from a certified arborist. But generally, it depends on what you think of replacing might be for you don’t want to risk the danger while treating the tree especially if treating it will cost you a lot. Replacing a tree can only cost you as low as $10 if you buy a small seeding and if you prefer a large sapling, maybe it could cost you around $1000 depending on the species and size. Although there are diseases than can be easily treated with nutrients and water but for most diseases, the necessary application can be costly and require years for the treatment to be effective. Consider also replacing with a hardier species on replacement for a long-term solution. If heritage tree is involved, only you can weigh its value. In the end, you only can decide what is best for your property.  

It is vital that you should be realistic on your trees chance of recovery. Every tree has a limit to what it can fully recover from whether it is from drought, nutritional deficiencies, wind damage or lightning strike. Knowing the cause is the key to make the assessment. Most canopy damage of up to 50% is enough to end the life of most trees and if the cause is disease, as low as 20% of canopy loss can decline its chance to survive. It’s better to hire an arborist to give diagnostics and facts you need to know. 

Don’t take bad advice or a wild guess from passersby or a neighbor unless they are certified arborist and are familiar with the kind of tree you are dealing with. 

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