Dead trees are a huge safety hazard, so it’s important to remove them as safely and quickly as possible. If you have a dead tree in your yard, here is what you need to do to make your property a safe place to be again!
Should You Cut It Down?
Before you officially declare a tree in your yard dead, you should consult with an expert from Nelson Tree Specialist. We can send out someone to assess your tree and determine if it is dying from something that can be treated or if it is completely dead.
Why Should Dead Trees Be Cut Down?
Any tree that is 100% dead should be cut down as soon as possible. Fully grown trees are absolutely gigantic and heavy in size. A single oak tree, dead or alive, can wear a whopping 4,500 pounds. If that dead tree falls on its own, it could destroy and damage anything in its path, whether that means your roof or your car (or both!).
Even worse, a dead tree that falls on your home after being declared dead will often not be covered by homeowners’ insurance. You will be stuck paying for all of the repairs to your property and the tree removal. If you know that you have a dead tree in your yard, it is your responsibility to remove it as quickly as possible.
Can’t I Use the Dead Tree for Something Else?
As we stated above, if your dead tree is anywhere that it can fall on your home and do damage to your property, it needs to be cut down. If the tree is secluded in a wooded area behind your property, you could simply wait for it to fall on its own, paint it, or decorate. Make sure that you don’t use it for anything requiring a load-bearing surface, like a treehouse.
Tree Care for Every Tree from Nelson Tree Specialist
Nelson Tree Specialist provides specialty arborist services, tree crane services, tree care services, and dead tree removal services. We are well known for our top-notch skills and professionalism. We are members of the International Society of Arboriculture and we are considered certified arborists. We are also an accredited business through the Better Business Bureau and we have great reviews through Angie’s List. To find out how we can help your trees, whether they are exotic and strange or normal and plan, give us a call at (301) 854-2218 (Washington, D.C.) or (202) 909-5662 (Baltimore) or visit us online. For more interesting tree facts and tips, follow us on social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.