When a tree dies in a forest, it becomes a valuable resource for insects and animals alike. As it decays, nature recycles it, taking advantage of the food and shelter it provides for many years to come. However, in a yard or on a front lawn, a dead tree is an eyesore that can reduce a property's value. More importantly, dead trees are dangerous, especially the large ones. As they rot, the risk that they may drop a large limb or fall over in high winds increases. [Read More]
On the Fence about a Tree: 5 Factors to Consider when Faced with a Tree in Your Fence Line
Trees and fences, while generally made of the same material, do not make good neighbours. While one is constantly growing, shedding, and sending out roots to seek out nutrients and water, the other remains stationary and rigid. That is usually a recipe for a natural disaster. However, as a homeowner, you may not want to lose the shade and aesthetic qualities a tree provides your yard with. In that case, you should consider the following before taking any further action. [Read More]
Why Is Your Tree Dying?
If you have one or multiple trees on your property, you will have to ensure their proper care and maintenance. However, in some instances, homeowners assume that the tree is old and therefore its decline will be inevitable. Hence, they will neglect caring for it because they think it will be a waste of money. The reality is that old age does not automatically mean that your tree has to die because some species have significantly long lifespans. [Read More]
DIY Tree Removal Dangers: Why You Should Hire a Pro to Remove Your Tree rather than do it Yourself
If you are worried that a tree on your property could become a hazard, or wish to make some more room in your yard, don't attempt to remove the tree yourself. That is, unless you are an arborist. From 2009 to 2015, 580 people died whilst attempting to remove or prune a tree, according to figures released by the Tree Care Industry Association. Working with trees is so dangerous that even experienced tree maintenance workers are at risk of serious injury or even death. [Read More]