Trees are a great addition to any home's landscape. Not only do they offer shade that can make your home and surrounding property more comfortable during the hotter months of the year, they can also add beauty to your home. Trees can enhance both curb appeal and the value of your home. In fact, mature trees can increase the value of your property by up to 20 percent. While trees are a great addition to any home, sometimes removal is needed either to make the area safer or to remove an unsightly tree. Here are three things to know about removing trees.
Signs Removal is Needed
It's key to know the difference between a situation when a tree needs to be removed and one where it simply needs extra care. There are a few signs that can indicate tree removal is needed. Infection is one of the main reasons why a tree needs to come down. Crown dieback, misshapen or discolored leaves, and deep cracks in the tree are indicators that infection has taken root in the tree and it needs to come down. Other signs removal is needed include a leaning tree, a hollow tree, or a tree that is too close to your house or other structures, such as power lines.
The Cost of Removal
Another thing to consider when it comes to tree removal is the cost. Costs will vary depending on the location of the tree and the size of the tree. On average you can expect to pay between $400 and $2,000 for tree removal. Small trees cost between $400 and $500 to remove, medium trees between $500 and $900 to remove, and large trees between $1,000 and $2,000 to remove. If the tree is in a location that makes removal difficult, your costs may increase by 25 to 50 percent.
Professional Removal is a Must
When it comes to tree removal, you may be tempted to do it yourself. However, this is typically a task best left to the experts. Tree removal can be dangerous. Improper removal can mean damage to your home or other structures as well as injury to yourself. Calling in the experts is also a must in order to assess the tree's condition. In some cases, careful tree trimming and treatment may be able to save the tree.
When it comes to removing trees from your property, there are a few things to know. First, it's important to be able to recognize the signs that indicate removal may be needed. The cost of removal will vary depending on the size of the tree and its location. While it can be tempting to remove a tree yourself, this is something that is best left to the professionals like those at Jonny's Tree & Landscaping Co., LLC.