Five Good Reasons To Remove Evergreens From Your Property

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Five Good Reasons To Remove Evergreens From Your Property

25 May 2017
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Evergreen trees are nice for the cool shade they provide and the moisture they contain; you never need to water them. However, there are lots of reasons for removing evergreens for your property too. Fortunately, tree removal services such as Destiny's Tree Service LLC can help with this task, and then you will not have to contend with all of the following problems caused by evergreen trees.

Raccoons and Opossums

Raccoons and opossums notoriously love to nest in the cover of evergreens. This creates havoc on your yard, your garbage cans and any other areas where these animals can scrounge for food. If you cut down the evergreens, the raccoons and opossums move on, leaving your garbage cans intact and leaving your yard alone.


Ticks breed in pine and cedar trees. If you do not enjoy picking these disease-carrying bloodsuckers from yourself, your pets and/or your family members, you may want to remove their breeding grounds. Mid-spring to early summer is the ideal time to remove the evergreens because ticks are just waking up and crawling around. When the first heat wave of summer hits, you can bet that your evergreens are crawling with mating ticks and nymphs, waiting for the chance to drop onto their first meal.


Mosquitoes hide out in the cool dampness of evergreens, They may swarm in the branches where the heat of summer will not bother them, waiting for birds and other warm-blooded animals to get close. If you remove all the dampness from your yard, remove the places where rain can collect (including evergreen trees) you take away the places where they can hide and breed. That alone might be worth fewer evergreens in your yard.


Spiders are another pesky problem with evergreens. Because the branches and foliage are so close together, they create the perfect little areas for spiders to make webs. Funnel spiders and orb weavers definitely make use of these areas in evergreen trees. It makes sense, though, when you consider the number of flying and crawling insects that hide out in evergreen trees (see above). 

Evergreen Needles Kill the Grass

Finally, evergreen trees create some unique problems in your yard. The needles kill the grass, while the constant dropping of cones causes seedlings to crop up. If you want to stop the constant cleanup of needles, cones and seedlings, you have to take out the older trees. Then you can replant grass in these areas instead.