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7 Reasons to Remove a Tree

  • by
  • Gene Caballero
  • June 30, 2021

We often want to save a tree no matter what it takes, but there are a few instances when removing a tree may be the only solution. This infographic covers 7 reasons that you may want to consider removing a tree. 

When should I remove a dead tree?

While a dead tree can be helpful for wildlife homes in the woods, when it is by your home, or in an area where people wander. You should always remove a dead tree. Its structure will weaken over time and it may drop branches on people or property.

When should I remove a diseased tree?

You should always get your diseased trees checked out by a professional if you want to keep it alive. Even if it lives, the disease it harbors may infect trees around it. But often times a diseased tree is a sign of a bigger issue in your property and it may be easily corrected. However, professional guidance may be necessary. 

Should I remove a tree that becomes damaged by a storm?

Injured parts of storm damaged trees should be promptly removed. If lightning is the culprit, it is likely your tree is dead and will not return. If this is the case, you should have it removed as soon as possible. Always prepare your lawn to prevent damage from storms and hurricanes. 

When should I remove a tree which is encroaching on my house?

If your house is at stake, it is most peoples opinion that you should have the tree removed if it is encroaching on your home. Alternatively you can keep trees pruned to prevent them from encroaching on your land.

What other reasons should I remove a tree?

There are a few other reasons you may want to remove a tree including; selling your home, pest issues, and if the tree drops nuts, seeds or fruit. Or you could just enjoy the free food. 


For more tips on tree care, check out B & R Tree Services. And as always feel free to share this infographic with your friends and family so they can keep their properties safe.  

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