Three Good Reasons To Eliminate A Non-Beneficial Tree From Your Property

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When you first plant a tree on your property, you may be sold on the idea of more shade over your home, aesthetic appeal, or even just on a kick to be more earth-friendly for Arbor Day. However, as a tree grows into its full size, it is not at all uncommon for some homeowners to regret their decision to position a tree in a specific place. There are a handful of reasons why removing a non-beneficial tree from your property is a good idea.

A misplaced tree can actually compromise the value of your home.

An odd tree in the wrong spot can be a major eyesore, creating a hard-to-ignore blemish on the overall appeal of your property. Believe it or not, a misplaced tree can actually lower the value of your home. You may not be trying to sell now, but the longer you wait to remove a tree, the bigger it grows and the harder it will be to remove. Therefore, if you decide to sell in the future, you will have a large landscape feature to contend with that could otherwise get in the way of getting the most for your property.

When a tree becomes unhealthy, it can also be a threat to the well-being of your home.

A tree that does not flourish and remain healthy as it grows will typically show signs of breakage, dead limbs, and maybe even pest invasion or fungus growth. None of this is something that you want going on near your home. An unhealthy tree could easily damage your home in strong winds with falling branches. Weak trees also do not often grow a healthy root system, which makes them more vulnerable to uprooting completely. If you have an unhealthy tree, it is always a good idea to have it removed.

Trees too close to your home can create pest problems inside the home.

There are many types of pests that find a tree a good place to live. Ants frequently feed on tree sap, as do many other insects. Squirrels, rodents, and even birds also take up residence in trees. While this may be fine if a tree is a good distance from the house, it can lead to pest problems inside the home if the tree is nearby. It is always better to remove a tree that is situated near your home if you notice that pests are starting to make an appearance.

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