Know When It Is Time To Get Your Tree Removed

Trees have a vast variety of benefits. From providing shade and potentially fruit, to boosting the curb appeal of your home. But together with the benefits, there are also certain risks that come along with having a tree on your property. Without sufficient care and maintenance, all trees run risk of dropping branches or causing damage to property or person, especially if you live in an area with frequent and heavy winds.

Furthermore, a damaged tree can also become susceptible to infestation and disease which could spread across the tree until it fully decays and requires removal. But how do you know when it is time to call in an Arborist in Bay Area or even tree removal services?

Are the branches healthy?

After every storm, you should go out to inspect your tree up close for signs of damage. This can be a broken branch, missing bark, deep cracks or fissures, mushrooms, or pest infestation. Any of these signs urgently require the attention of a certified arborist. Without the right treatment, any of these signs could pose a hazard and/or lead to the early demise of your tree, and thus also require the costly removal of the tree and stump.

Does your tree lean toward one side?

Up close inspection, however, is not all that needs to be done. You should also look at your tree from afar. This is because, sometimes, a tree will begin to lean toward one side. While some trees grow slightly toward one side naturally, a newly leaning tree may be dying at a risk of completely failure. So, if your tree is suddenly leaning, be sure to call an arborist right away.

Are your tree’s roots showing?

If your tree has roots which are visible on the surface of the surrounding area, then be sure to inspect them for signs of damage or decay. If they seem unhealthy, then your tree may be losing its structural support which could lead to a complete failure. In such a case, call in an arborist right away to inspect the tree and decide whether removal is required. The tree care service will be able to help you at every step of the way.

Furthermore, you will also need to inspect whether a gap has begun to take shape between the tree’s base and the ground itself. If there is a newly formed gap, then your tree may have begun to lean which would pose a threat to the surrounding property and people since the tree may fall completely in the near future. Such a sign is typically accompanied by fungus growth and/or insect infestation, which are responsible for causing tree failure.


We hired Arborworks to remove 10 trees at our new house. There was a small overgrown forest going on. I don’t think anyone ever trimmed anything in this yard! Not only did they remove the trees and ground the stumps, they also took out our other items we had cut down ourselves.The biggest tree was almost three stories, you could see it towering over the house from the front and we have a two story house. Could not believe how efficiently they cut down that monster tree. Their guy who was in the tree – WOW he made it look easy but I know that it wasn’t! Knew what limbs to cut and where the limbs were going to fall. Was very impressed! We were there when they took all the trees out and I can tell you they definitely know what they are doing. They asked if we wanted the chips/mulch from the stump grinder otherwise they would have taken it away.I would hire them again in a heart beat and I’ve already recommended them! Great prices and GREAT service.
George R. Palo Alto, CAPalo Alto, CA


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