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Several Facts About Dead Tree Removal

Posted on Jun 10, 2015

It may sound illogical, but dead trees require almost as much care as the living ones do, that is if you wish for your other trees, and the rest of the garden for that matter, to stay healthy and striving. As anything else in nature, everything is connected and needs to be balanced in order to have a healthy ecosystem. To ensure that, here are several facts about dead tree removal that you should be constantly aware of in order to keep everything under control.


A dead tree can be the result of a particular cause or two or more individual causes combined. Be it the wind, lightning strike, lack of water or nutrients, invasion of pests, disease or any other cause or combination of causes, the outcome is the same and makes no difference at all: a dead tree that needs to be removed as soon as possible. Timely reaction is often very important and there is no room for procrastination. Why is this so?


First of all, a dead tree is of no use to any garden, no to mention that they are unattractive and aesthetically redundant. Secondly, they attract pests and this is surely something both your garden and your house can do without. If disease is the cause of death it can easily spread to other trees, bushes or plants that you have. Finally, it presents an imminent danger; it will deteriorate with time and sooner or later fall down creating damage to its surroundings. Having all this in mind, what is the best way to remove a dead tree?


In a recent talk with Sydney-based tree removal professionals, I learned that the best way to remove a dead tree is to do it in phases. First, you need to bare the log, that is, to remove all branches from it in order to prevent any of them damaging a house or any other building near the tree. The second phase is to cut the log in parts if it is too big to be fallen down in one peace. The third phase would be to completely remove the root system of the dead tree in order to have the soil prepared for any additional planting you plan to do in the future.

Naturally, if all this exceeds the knowledge and capabilities you have, by all means hire a professional to do it instead, there is no room for taking chances when it comes to such serious job as tree removal is. Lastly, if the situation allows it, schedule the removal in late summer, early autumn, when the soil is driest. This is the best foundation for any heavy machinery that may be used.


As it was mentioned earlier, fast reaction is of great importance. It is best that a tree is removed as soon as it was diagnosed as dead. The process of removal is far easier then if it is being removed a year or two after it died. Normally, you cannot prevent any natural disasters, but, by keeping an eye on your trees constantly you will be able to spot any drastic changes and try to prevent the spread of disease.

As you can see, a number of facts are essential when it comes to dead tree removal. Still, if you care about your garden you will surely invest the necessary time and energy in keeping it in the best possible shape.


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