A tree can greatly enhance the appearance of a garden and provide some much-needed shade on those hot summer days. However, there are circumstances in which it might be advisable to remove a tree from your property. Read on to find out more.
You live in a hurricane-prone area
If you live in an area where hurricanes occur on a regular basis, it may be a good idea to have trees which are positioned close to your home cut down. A tree which is unstable due to age, disease or frequent exposure to strong winds, is more likely to topple over during a hurricane.
If this should happen, it could fall through the roof or the windows of your home and cause structural damage which could cost thousands of dollars to repair. Worse still, if anyone happens to be inside the house when this happens, they may end up sustaining severe injuries as a result of the tree's impact.
As such, if you have an unstable tree in your garden, and you'd rather not risk you and your family's safety or potentially incur expensive home repair bills, you should consider getting in touch with a local tree removal service in your area and having them cut it down.
The tree is growing near an overhead power line
If a tree in your garden is positioned directly underneath or very close to a power line, then it might be best to have it cut down, particularly if you reside in a region which is prone to frequent bouts of stormy weather.
Trees in this type of location can cause a number of serious problems. If for example, one of the tree's branches breaks off during a storm, and falls onto the power line, it could potentially cause a power outage in you and your neighbours' homes. The only way to rectify this problem would be for the branch to be removed from the power line (something that can only be done by a trained professional). As such, in this situation, you could end up waiting several hours for your electricity to be switched back on.
Furthermore, if a branch or a few leaves from the tree fall onto a high voltage power line, the foliage could catch fire. If this should happen, the fire could then conceivably spread to the rest of your property and cause major damage and serious injuries.
Given this, it is almost always advisable to remove trees on your property that are located anywhere near a power line.