One especially important topic is about the area just outside your home – your landscaping and the trees you have to care for. There may come a point when it’s time to consider Maryland tree services, so we’ve put together this guide to make that potentially intimidating task much simpler.
As a new or first-time homeowner, you likely have a thousand questions running through your head. From remodels and renovations to property taxes, the first few years of homeownership are a lot!
Today, we’re breaking down important information about why you’d consider Maryland tree services in the first place, how to identify trees to be removed, the impacts tree removal has on the area around the tree, and how long the process takes.
Maryland Tree Services: When is Removal Necessary?
Apart from wanting to practice your lumberjacking skills, there are actually a number of legitimate reasons to consider tree removal.
We often group them into these five categories:
- Safety – If a tree is diseased, damaged, or dead, it may pose a safety hazard to people or property.
- Space – A homeowner may want to remove a tree to create more space in their yard, such as for a garden or a pool.
- Obstruction – A tree may be obstructing views, sunlight, or the entrance to a home or driveway.
- Landscaping – A homeowner may want to remove a tree to change the overall look and feel of their landscaping.
- Construction – A tree may need to be removed in order to make room for a new construction project, such as an addition to a home or the building of a new driveway.
How To Know Which Trees Need To Be Removed
For this section, we’ll leave out the more creative landscaping in which you’ll know pretty clearly the trees that need to be removed (is that tree where you want your pool? Then it may need to go!).
Instead, here are some questions to ask yourself to know if a tree could begin to pose a threat to your health or a hazard to the rest of your property.
- Does it have dead or dying branches? If a tree has a significant number of dead or dying branches, it may be in decline and may need to be removed.
- Does the tree lean? If a tree is leaning significantly to one side, it may be unstable and could potentially fall, which could be a safety hazard.
- Do you see any decay? If a tree has visible signs of decay, such as mushrooms growing on the trunk or large cavities, it may be in poor health and may need to be removed.
- Has it been damaged recently? If a tree has been damaged by a storm or other event, it may need to be removed if the damage is severe.
- How close is it to other trees? If a tree is overcrowded or is in close proximity to other trees, it may be causing problems such as competition for light and nutrients. In this case, removing one or more of the trees may be necessary.
If you’re not quite sure the answers to these questions, it can be worth giving Beautiful Country Tree Services a call for professional Maryland tree services. Given that a storm can turn a decaying or dying tree into a hazard, it’s important to understand your trees’ health.
How Does A Tree Removal Impact The Surrounding Area
As you may have guessed, removing a tree will have some amount of impact on the surrounding areas. Though it can be minimal – especially when the work of removing the tree is done by professionals – these impacts are worth keeping in mind.
- On other trees – Removing a tree can affect the growth and health of other trees in the area, particularly if the removed tree was providing shade or other environmental benefits to those trees.
- The landscape – Removing a tree can change the overall look and feel of a landscape, as well as the balance of light and shade in the area.
- On property values – Depending on the location and appearance of the tree, removing it may have an impact on the value of a property. Some people may view a mature tree as a desirable feature, while others may see it as a nuisance.
- On soil – Removing a tree can also have an impact on the soil, particularly if the tree’s roots were providing stability or other benefits to the soil structure.
Maryland Tree Services: How Long Does Tree Removal Take?
When it comes to professional Maryland tree services; tree removal depends both on how urgent the request is and how complicated the landscaping situation is.
For some trees, the removal process takes just 15 minutes. Other trees may take up to a few hours. If a location is more cramped or crowded, if the tree needs to be guided down in a certain way, or if there are risks to the crew (stormy weather, surrounding powerlines, etc.), the process will take longer.
To get an estimate on a tree removal project on your property, call Beautiful Country Tree Services today.