• When should I have trees removed from my Granite City, IL property?

    October 1, 2018 | Blog Tree Removal
  • Trees are one of the most beautiful parts of your yard. They may also provide shade, shelter and a refuge for friendly wildlife. If they have been a part of your property long enough, they could feel almost like a part of the family. However, there are many reasons why it may be time to have a tree or even an entire stand removed from your property. Here are some signs that it may be time to engage a professional tree removal service to fell your trees.

    The tree is damaged

    There are many factors that can damage trees beyond recovery. Insect infestations, storm damage, tree diseases or even old age may all contribute to your decision to remove a tree. In some cases, a trained arborist may be able to save the tree. However, you should be prepared for the eventuality that a severely damaged tree may not heal.

    The tree is in the way of development

    Your home can be a work in progress, and you may want to add some new construction on your property. However, implacable trees or their root systems may make this difficult or impossible. Although it may be a tough choice to make it could be in your best interests in the long term to fell trees that are going to be an obstacle to developing your property and increase the value of your home.

    The tree is causing a dangerous condition

    Sometimes, when we plant a tree, we don’t consider the long-term ramifications of their placement. A row of pines along a driveway might look quaint when you move in but – after a few years – you notice that they are encroaching on your driveway and causing it to warp. Sometimes a tree’s root systems can endanger your home’s foundations when planted too close to your home. If a tree is causing damage or risks to your property, it is definitely time to consult a tree service to discuss your options.

    Do you think that tree removal is best for your property? We are here to help. Call Merritt’s Tree Service – the tree removal experts – to take the first step toward a better landscape.