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Six Signs You Need to Have Your Tree Removed

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Trees are a valuable addition with many benefits to the environment. However, they are susceptible to diseases, infestations, and damage, compromising their health and overall well-being. Failure to detect damage in your trees can lead to decay and death, compromising the safety of your premises and nearby trees. Timber Ridge Tree Care leverages extensive industry experience and cutting-edge equipment to enhance the efficiency and safety of tree removal. Here are six reasons why your tree needs to be removed.


If you live in an area with a humid climate, the fungus is common to grow on your trees. While the growth may not raise any concerns, the tree may be diseased if the tree trunk and the entire base are covered with fungus. Ignoring the problem puts nearby trees at risk, so you need to hire a professional tree service to get rid of it. The last thing you need is the disease spreading to healthy trees; early detection can prevent that.

Canker Sores

Are spots of bark missing from the tree trunk? If the answer is yes, your tree has canker sores that appear after an injury or disease. When the tree trunk's bark is removed, the tree loses its structure and strength over time. This means it can topple on your home, utility lines, and nearby structures, injuring anyone. The best solution is to remove the tree before it causes irreversible damage.

Falling Branches

After heavy winds or a severe storm, it's common to lose branches. However, falling dead branches is not normal, and you should try to determine the cause of the problem. Our expert arborists can conduct a comprehensive assessment to determine what's killing your branches to save the tree. If the tree is far gone, the only solution is to remove it, mitigating the safety hazards of falling branches.

No Flowering

Flowering trees add aesthetic value to any landscape, especially when planted strategically. Although trees stop flowering when they are in the dormant stage, it might be time to remove them if we can't get your tree to flower. When the trees no longer produce flowers, there may be a problem, and the tree could die. Have a reputable tree service assess the tree to ensure the tree is unsalvageable before proceeding with tree removal.

Rotting Trees

Rotting or decay is an obvious sign your tree is dying and is not dead already. The most noticeable sign of rotting trees is the individual decay of branches that constantly fall off or rotting bark. If the decay is addressed as soon as it's detected, we may be able to save your tree. However, severely rotten trees pose a safety risk and must be eliminated. If the branches on your tree are falling for no reason, have a professional inspection to detect the cause before removing the entire tree.

Leaf Scorch

These conditions may seem like the heat is the problem, but in reality, bacteria scorch your leaves. The bacteria are transferred from one tree to another via insects, which means any delay puts your trees at risk. If the leaves on a tree in your yard appear scorched, we can help to determine if you have a bacteria problem and recommend an effective solution before it gets out of hand.

Contact us at Timber Ridge Tree Care to schedule an appointment with our tree care experts to maintain a healthy and lush lawn. We guarantee quality tree inspections and maintenance services at competitive market rates.



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