Reasons to Remove a Tree on Your Property

There are many reasons to remove a tree. One of the common reasons is for the safety of property and people. If you are the owner of one or more large trees on your property, you need to make sure they are properly maintained and pose no risk to people.

If the tree is dead or is dying, it can be a hazard to everyone who is in the vicinity as you can’t tell when it can fall. Sometimes trees that are too close to your home can damage the foundations as the roots can extend and affect the structural integrity of the foundation. In this case, you will need to remove the tree. Some trees can be diseased as well and in some cases, it can be hard to rid the tree completely of the disease. You can contact a company for tree lopping Brisbane so that they can take all safety precautions to ensure that the neighbourhood and the surrounding property is kept safe when removal of the tree takes place. You may need to inquire about approval for removing the tree as some local authorities will require you to have a permit for this.

When a tree is dead, you will not necessarily need the approval of the local authority to remove it. But you can keep them informed just in case. And you should always make sure that your neighbours are informed about the time and date of the tree felling so that they take the necessary precautions to keep their families safe as well. There are some instances that trees can pose a danger to people or property. There may be a high risk of an accident or damage to property during bad weather such as storms. So you need to make sure that you take care of any problematic trees before the storm season begins. If you are not sure what makes a tree dangerous, watch out for trees that have many overhanging branches that extend towards the house and the road.

There are also trees with leaning trunks. You need to inspect the tree to see whether the roots are rotten. If this is the case, the tree can uproot and do a lot of damage in bad weather. There are above ground roots that can tear up pavements and damage underground pipes. This can cause many complications for your house and the neighbourhood especially if the pipes are common to everyone. There are arborists who will be able to visit your property and give an evaluation of the tree and what you can do to ensure its safety and whether it should be removed.

If you are living in a location that is prone to wild fire, you will need to remove trees that are within a certain distance to ensure that fire does not spread to the house. You need to identify dead trees and dry trees so that you can remove them and minimise the risk of fire. Generally, you should make sure that any tree in your property starts about 3m away from the foundations of the house so that the root systems don’t interfere with the foundations.

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