Trees growing in your yard can add beauty to your landscaping, shade to your yard and home to keep them cooler during the summer, and can be used to grow fresh fruit or nuts in your yard. As it is good to leave healthy trees in your yard for the oxygen they produce and the habitat they provide for animals, not all trees in your yard should remain when certain conditions exist and should be removed by a professional tree service like Noble Tree Service Inc. Here are some reasons to remove a tree from your yard to help you make the decision to cut it down.
The Position of the Tree
When a tree is planted next to power lines and its branches have grown around the lines, you should at least have the tree pruned by a professional tree service to make it safe for the power lines, or have the tree removed entirely. A heavy wind storm can cause the tree to down the lines, causing power outages to large areas of homes and requiring an electrical service to repair it.
Trees planted next to your home should be inspected to make sure they are not growing or at risk of growing into your basement or foundation. A tree that will reach a mature height of 25 feet should be planted at least 10 feet away from your home. A larger tree that will reach a mature height of between 25 to 50 feet should be planted from 15 to 20 feet from your home. Trees that will grow 50 feet and higher should be spaced at least 35 and up to 50 feet away from your home's foundation.
The Variety of the Tree
Some trees may be large and shady, but they may not contribute a great deal to your yard. In fact, some trees can cause you more yard work and irritation, virtually eliminating any potential benefit they might have.
Several trees are considered to be "trash trees", as they drop many different types of unwanted items from them throughout the year. This can include drop seed pods, sticky residues, and other types of litter. Some trees have weak new branch growths, which can break off easily in windy conditions and clutter your lawn, requiring you to pick them from the landscaping after each wind storm. Other types of trees may attract certain insects to your backyard, which can swarm or crawl onto your home, patio, and other outdoor living spaces.
Use these tips to help you manage any existing trees in your yard and determine where you can plant new trees.