Tips To Help You Manage Your Yard's Tree Growth

Posted on: 26 February 2021

The slow growth of a tree means it will take years for it to mature into a large and beautiful addition to your yard's landscaping. As such, it is always important to consider carefully if you need to remove a tree. However, when a tree needs to be removed due to safety concerns, disease, or infestation, there are smart options you can utilize to remove the tree and restore the site. Here are some recommendations to help you take care of your trees with good maintenance and appropriate removal care.

Watch For Problems

As any homeowner should know, the mature trees in your yard provide you with shade in the summer, wind barrier protection in the winter, protection to the soil from erosion, and environmental benefits to wildlife. However, you need to keep an eye on the health of your trees and their location and condition so you can manage any issues that can come up. 

Some signs of disease in your tree will appear in the form of branches that are without leaves during the summer, or a trunk of the tree that is losing its bark. If you notice a large number of insects in the tree and the yellowing of its leaves, you should consult a tree professional to find out what has caused the problem and if it can be healed. These indications along with a tree that has died entirely can necessitate the removal of the tree from your yard.

Other problems may be in how the tree is growing or where its roots are growing into. For example, if your sewer main has become damaged from a tree's roots or the tree is growing up into the roof of your home and causing damage, you should consider removing it. A local tree professional can provide you an evaluation of the tree and its safe removal. They can also provide a professional opinion about trimming the tree to only remove the problem growth so you can keep it in your yard.

Remove the Stump

After you have arranged for professional tree removal, you may be left with a problem of the tree's stump in the way. A stump in the soil makes it difficult to use the site for paving, planting other vegetation, or the potential for the tree to regrow from the stump, especially when it is an aggressively-growing tree. Treating and removing the stump is a good solution, which you can do in several ways.

Your tree trimming professional can provide you the option to grind the stump from the ground, especially when it is too large to remove manually. Or you can apply a high nitrogen fertilizer down into the stump and allow it to break down naturally over time. Another option is to burn the stump from its site, but you first need to treat the stump with a tree poison to kill the stump so that it becomes dry. For more information, contact a tree removal service.