Dead Trees In Your Yard? 4 Reasons Why You Need To Get Rid Of Them

7 August 2016
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If you've got dead trees around your house, you need to have them removed. Dead trees aren't just unsightly, they're a hazard – to you and to the other trees you might have growing in your yard. You don't have to put up with the unsightly nuisance. Tree removal services will get rid of the trees. They'll even remove the stump for you. Here are four reasons why you need to get rid of the dead trees.

They Can Infect Nearby Trees

If your trees were infested with bugs or infected with a disease when they died, they pose a serious threat to the trees around them. As trees rot, spores from the disease can get blown around by the wind. When that happens, your healthy trees can become infected. When it comes to bugs, once an infested tree dies, the bugs will look for another healthy tree to feed off of. You can protect your healthy trees by removing the dead ones as soon as possible.

They Attract Pests

When it comes to dead trees, they make the perfect nesting places for birds, rodents and termites. Even if you didn't have a problem with pests before, they'll be attracted to the dead wood. Termites and rodents are particularly hazardous to your home. They'll nest inside your dead trees and then transition to your home. Once they've infested your home, you'll have a hard time getting rid of them. You can prevent infestation by removing the trees as soon as they die.

They're a Fire Hazard

If you've ever lit a fireplace or campfire using dry wood, you know how fast it can burn. If you've got dead trees in your yard, you have a yard full of dry firewood that could potentially ignite. If those dead trees are near your home when they ignite, they could destroy it and any other structures nearby.

They're a Safety Hazard

If you've ever pulled on the branch of a dead tree, you know how easily they come apart under the pressure. When winds pick up, those dead trees can fall over and hurt anyone nearby. Not only that, they can fall over onto your home.

If you've got a problem with dead trees, you need to have them removed as soon as possible. Removing the entire tree will keep you and your family safe. It will also prevent your healthy trees from succumbing to disease, or pest infestation. Contact a service, like Arborcare Tree Service, for more help.