Trees are beautiful, and they play an important role in the environment providing clean air and habitats for birds, but there are times when a tree can become a problem. Trees can outgrow their location and threaten the foundation of nearby buildings, including your home. They can grow large enough to block the sunlight from your garden or be vulnerable to storm damage. Or perhaps you simply need to use your land for another purpose and a tree is in the way. Whatever the reason for tree felling, it is not a do-it-yourself project. Most importantly, it simply is not safe for untrained homeowners to tackle this.
Trees do not have to be left to randomly grow. They can be pruned and shaped. When they are small, the main concern is their shape, but as they grow they may need tree cutting to keep them away from power lines or to make sure they don’t leave your garden in shadows for most of the day. If your tree is growing over a neighbour’s garden or blocking their light, that can lead to stress all around.
Trees can get diseases and develop other health problems. But a damaged tree does not always need to be cut down and removed. Often it can be saved with tree surgery. For instance, a tree surgeon can remove the damaged portions to help restore the tree to good health.
When a storm brings a tree crashing down, before you can tackle repairing the damage, you need to sort out the tree removal. Depending on how the tree fell and its size, this can be a challenging and unsafe job for those who are not trained tree surgeons.