Here are five Reasons Why You Should Remove a Dead Tree:
1. Dead trees attract pests
Your tree may be dead or is in the process of dying, but that doesn't mean wildlife won't build a nest there.
In fact, while a nice family of bluebirds may move in, your tree might also attract rats and termites. Both pests can migrate the short distance to your home.
2. Dead trees are unattractive
Dead trees aren't aesthetically pleasing. If you spend money on other aspects of landscaping, you're counteracting those upgrades with the unappealing look of a dead tree.
Curb appeal helps your neighborhood and can bring in more cash when it comes time to sell.
3. Tree diseases are contagious
If your tree died from — or is currently dying from — a tree disease, other plants can contract that disease.
Powdery mildews can develop on the branches and trunks, and leaves become susceptible to chlorosis, where they lose their lush green color and become yellow or lime green.
So if you planted flowers underneath your tree, or you planted other trees in the general vicinity, the same disease may infect these live and healthy plants.
4. Branches may fall
Weakened branches from dead trees may fall on a windy day or during a storm. In actuality, these branches may fall at any given time, destroying your home or your property.
They're also a liability if they fall on your neighbor's property.
Don't forget, animals and people may walk underneath the tree and suffer a serious injury, if not death, from being hit by a branch.
5. Dead trees more likely to topple over
Decay and decomposition compromise the integrity of the tree.
Whichever way the tree falls, it may damage your home or your neighbor's property, or injure your family or passersby.
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