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

Cedar Tree Removal 101: A Look At Advice For Property Owners

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Do you have cedar trees on your property that you think would be best removed? While these trees can pose advantages, they can also pose issues in some cases. Contacting a tree removal professional for advice is an important step to take. However, take a look at a few questions property owners often have about removing cedar trees from their residential properties.  

Why do cedar trees often have to be removed?

Cedar trees are often removed because they can cause a number of problems, including:

  • They can grow too large and become a hazard to people and property.
  • Their roots can damage foundations and sidewalks.
  • They can produce a lot of pollen, which can cause allergies in some people.
  • They can attract pests and diseases.
  • They can crowd out other plants in the area.

How can you tell if a cedar tree is dead?

Cedar trees can be a bit confusing when it comes to determining if they are actually dead or not. These trees commonly turn a brownish-red or dark hue when they are exposed to excessive levels of heat or even when they are not getting an adequate amount of moisture. However, the tree is not dead when you notice these signs. If all of the tree's branches turn and they stay that way throughout a full season and the branches become brittle, this is a good sign the tree is no longer alive. A tree removal professional can usually look at a cedar and let you know if it is indeed dead or simply somewhat dormant. 

Are small cedar trees easy enough to remove on your own?

Cedars do not typically grow exceptionally large. And, their branches can seem thinner and easier to cut. Therefore, it may seem that these trees are easy enough to remove. Unfortunately, cedars can have extensive root systems and their branches can be heavy. This can make the tree hard to control during the cutting process, which can also mean there is a greater likelihood of causing damage or injury. 

Talk to a tree removal professional for advice 

Cedar trees can be advantageous or they can be problematic, and, sometimes, it can be difficult to determine if the tree should be removed. If you are considering removing a cedar tree, it is important to consult with a qualified arborist or tree removal expert to determine if it is the best option for your property.