If you can't see any visible damage to the trees in your yard, you might not think that there's any reason to have them removed. Under most circumstances, you don't want to remove a healthy tree. But, there are times when you need to go against that rule. If you're facing any of the situations described below, it's time to talk to a tree service about removing the problem trees.
You're Installing a New Septic System
If you need to install a new septic system in your yard, you also need to take a close look at your trees. Depending on where they are located in the yard, they may pose a threat to your new septic system. This is especially true where root growth is concerned. If your trees are still growing, you might think that your septic system will be safe. But, that might not be the case. As your trees grow, they create a network of roots that can travel throughout your yard. This includes going into the underground water pipes and into your septic system. Unfortunately, if that happens, you could end up needing another septic system before you're ready to make another investment of that size. The best way to protect your septic system is to remove any trees that are located near your new septic site.
Your Tree Has Developed a Bad Crotch
If you have a tree in your yard that's developed problems with its crotch, you may need to have it removed. This is especially true if the tree is large in stature. If you're not sure where the crotch is located, it's the juncture between two or more branches. Deep crotches put trees at risk for limb loss. In some cases, you can simply remove the affected branches. But, if the crotch problem affects the main branches of the tree, your only option may be to remove the tree altogether, especially if the affected branches would pose a threat to your home or family if they fell from the tree.
You've Got an Overcrowding Issue
Finally, if your yard is filled with trees, and there's a problem with overcrowding now, it might be time to consider removal. It's not uncommon for saplings to pop up around existing trees. If the saplings are removed quickly enough, they don't pose a serious threat. But, if the saplings are allowed to grow, they can create a problem with overcrowding. If your trees are so overcrowded that their health is now affected, you'll need to talk to a tree removal service as soon as possible. A tree removal service can provide additional information.