Tree Care: An Introductory Guide
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Tree Care: An Introductory Guide

Palm trees are one of the most decorative and unique trees that you'll find in the warmer, more tropical climates. When properly cared for, these trees can be beautiful and full of foliage. However, knowing how to care for them isn't always easy. That's probably why you're here. If it is, then you're in the right place. This site is dedicated to the care and maintenance of all sorts of trees, including tropical varieties like palm trees. The information on this page can help you to understand which of the basic care steps you can do yourself and which steps are best done by a local tree service.

Tree Care: An Introductory Guide

Self-Performed Tree Removal Causes More Problems

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A tree that is diseased, dead, or in otherwise poor condition is often an eyesore. As such, people typically want these trees removed from their property as soon as possible, prompting them to attempt to perform the task independently. However, while the goal of this process is to enhance the property's curb appeal, it often has the opposite effect. Learn about some of the mistakes that happen when homeowners act to remove trees on their own.

Improper Equipment

Just because you have a saw in your tool shed does not mean you can remove a damaged tree in your yard. Proper tree removal requires the proper equipment. More importantly, what is deemed proper will depend on the tree and may include multiple tools. For example, a chainsaw might be required to remove branches, and a stump grinder might be needed to remove the roots. The average homeowner simply does not have the tools necessary to perform this task, which will only extend the amount of time it takes to complete the process and the dangers involved. 

Property Damage

Aside from hurting yourself, one of the greatest risks involved with self-removal is property damage. While attempting to remove a part of the tree, the limbs could easily fall and land directly on your home, leading to extensive roofing and structural damage. Tree limbs could also land on your neighbors' property, which you would be liable for repairing. Even worse, you could cause damage to government property, such as a power line, for which you would also be liable for repairs. Tree removal professionals know how to remove a tree properly to avoid damage to your property and anything else around you. 

Poor Weather Conditions

Equally important to remember about tree removal is that the ground conditions are incredibly important. A frequent problem that people make is attempting to remove a tree too soon after wet weather. As a general rule, tree removal professionals will avoid performing this service when the ground is wet. The problem with wet removal is that it considerably increases the risk of damage to your yard. In a wet state, the equipment will sink into your lawn and sometimes cause irreversible damage to the grass and any sprinkler lines buried just below the surface.

If you have a tree that you need to have removed, avoid a do-it-yourself approach. Contact a local tree removal service for assistance.