Saturday, January 5, 2013

Call before you cut

Don't cut down that tree! Well, unless it is absolutely necessary and unless you've hired a professional tree service to make sure the tree needs to go.  

While there are many good reasons to remove a tree from your property, many of us remove trees unnecessarily and this can actually have adverse consequences. Trees should not be removed if:

~The tree can be saved

If the tree has a treatable disease or pest issue, don't automatically consider tree removal as the only option.

This is a prime example of why you need to consult with a tree service about the tree(s) ub question.  Make sure the tree service you look to for advice has a certified arborist on staff as they can help you assess your tree’s overall health and also provide possible treatments that can save the tree from being removed.

~ The tree itself lowers your energy bills or provides windbreak

For example; If the tree is near the house and provides a significant amount of shade, it can lower your air conditioning bill. Or, in the winter this tree can provide windbreak.

~is improves curb appeal and the value of your property

If your tree improves the look of your home – and its value – think twice before removing it.  what you may not realize it that it is well manicured trees and healthy-looking trees that capture people's attention and give your home curb appeal. In addition, a well designed landscape with appropriate trees will always draw a higher selling price than a lot with no trees or ill-chosen trees. I would suggest that if the tree you have enhances what your existing landscape, then, of course,  do not remove the tree!”

This consideration is especially important for older, larger trees.  A large tree takes 4 to 5 decades or more to grow. It is not worth it to cut it down.
~it will create a loss of privacy

Trees also provide privacy, particulary for homes on smaller lots. Don't give up your privacy unless you absolutely have to!

~you just plain don't like the tree

You certainly don't have to like every tree on your lot.  But, just because you don't doesn't mean you should remove it. A tree is more than just a plant. It provides us with many, many benefits and cutting a tree for the wrong purpose is plain foolish.  

Thanks for reading this excerpt on tree removal.  I hope you found this helpful and it taught you a thing or two about the proper reasons to remove a tree.

Trees "R" Us, Inc. prides itself not only on being the best tree service in the suburbs of Chicago, but also in educating its customers about trees, tree maintenance and tree care. As tree service providers to the North shore, north suburbs, and northwest suburbs of Chicago, we offer exceptional tree trimming, tree removals, stump grinding and plant health care.  Contact Trees "R" Us, Inc. today for more information or an analysis of your trees and plants.  Check us out on the web at or call us at 847-913-9069.

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