Humans welcome the shade provided by a tree’s leaf-filled branches. Some families enjoy the chance to eat the fruit that grows on one or more of the fruit trees in the home’s yard. Sadly, there could arrive a time when access to such a pleasure has come to an end, due to the forced removal of a dead or dying tree.
Signs that such a removal might be necessary
• A hollow trunk
• Sudden leaning of trunk
• Growth sprouting from the tree’s roots, or in spots around the base
• Tree is too close to power lines or too close to a building
• Untimely yellowing of foliage, with leaves dropping to ground
Dangers invited by choosing to delay a needed removal
• A diseased plant could allow its contagion to spread to other plants in the area
• A storm might develop and its forces might cause the tree to come down.
• Insects in the hollow trunk might invade the nearby residence.
The economics of a tree removal
The procedures required for removing a source of shade and other pleasures are not the sort of thing that can be incorporated into some DIY project. Instead, professional arborists should carry out those particular procedures. In other words, it costs money to have the process completed in a satisfactory fashion.
Smart homeowners recognize the potential rewards from their investment. A dead or dying tree’s presence would not please any potential home buyer. Damage to power lines could deprive multiple families of some desired entertainment. It makes sense to spend a bit of money, in order to avoid such unpleasant situations.
The inevitable consequence of any steps that could be taken for removing a large trunk and its branches would be the creation of a stump, one that would remain in the yard. That fact highlights the inevitability for development of yet another situation.
The procedure used for taking out a stump could allow for creation of a new space within the yard. Following creation of that space, the homeowner would need to determine how to use it to the greatest advantage. In other words, how could that space be used to ensure a satisfactory return of the money that had been invested in all the previous processes?
A lover of flowers might want to arrange for the transformation of that area of earth, so that it could become a garden. A lover of outdoor entertainment might prefer to arrange for a reshaping of the same dirt, in order to allow for installation of a barbecue pit. Either of those would allow for introduction of a new pleasure, and should impress any potential buyer in the future. Either of them should showcase an investment’s value.