Is Tree Removal The Only Option?

If you have a large tree in your yard, you may wonder if you’re going to have to remove it. There are times that a tree may need to be removed due to the size, the roots or other issues. Here are a few reasons that a tree may need to be removed.


If a tree has grown to the point that the roots are breaking up the driveway, the sidewalk, or into the foundation of a home, it’s likely time to consider removing the tree.  If you have branches that are hanging over your house, garage, the neighbor’s yard or house, you may also wish to consider removing the tree. You can do this in a number of ways. You can attempt to do it yourself, and you may have some success, or you may wind up with a tree on your house, the garage, your car, the neighbor’s house or car, or worse, on someone nearby.


Tom, a family friend who owns a tree removal company often says “If you have a smaller tree and aren’t sure if you should keep it or have it removed, you’ll want to consider how large it’s going to become and whether or not you should remove it” and he’s got over 15 years in the industry. Basically, if it has the potential to grow large and into the above situations, you’ll want to consider having it removed.


If you don’t know exactly what you’re doing, it can be very dangerous to remove the tree yourself (check out the video below). Trees that are being removed can be very unpredictable, especially to someone who doesn’t do this for a living. Always hire a professional to remove your tree if you’re going to remove the tree in its entirety. This can save you a lot of time, money, and it may just help to keep you in good with the neighbors.


Once the tree is removed, you’re going to have to deal with the stump and perhaps the roots of they’ve grown to the point that they’re above ground. To do this, you can call a tree stump grinding service. They will come out and grind the stump up for you. This is going to leave a large hole in your ground however, that can readily be filled in and you can then plant grass over it or design it into a nice flower bed.


You can then plant other plants that won’t grow so large or have such a large root system in the area to improve the curb appeal of your home. Older homes often have tree issues. This is due to the length of time that some of the trees have been growing in the area. When the houses were first built the owners may not have realized the potential damage that a tree could cause to the foundation of the home. Today, trees are designed to be smaller for urban areas. Choosing the right type of tree can prevent this issue from happening and it can save a lot of headaches for homeowners who have trees in their yards and near their garages.