Old trees can sometimes feel like a part of the family; they could have countless special memories attached to them or perhaps they’ve simply been on your property for generations. Making the decision to remove an old tree can be more difficult than you would expect, however sometimes it is just necessary.

There are many factors that could require you to have a tree removed. Old trees can develop a number of problems that could affect its health or even make them a danger. Even with regular tree care and maintenance, trees can become infested or grow too big for the area. Those, among other concerns can lead to the hard decision to have a beautiful feature of your yard removed.

Health Of The Tree

Trees, just like any living thing, will decline over time. Trees can develop disease, infestation, decay, or fungi. Signs of an unhealthy tree include decay on the trunk, dead branches, dropping of leaves or sap, and insect infestation. Experienced tree care specialists will better be able to tell you if the tree can be saved or if it is simply time remove it due to these and other concerns.

Tree Hollowness

A hollow tree can be dangerous creating a risk of collapsing. If one-third or more of the tree’s trunk is hollow or rotted, it is probably a good idea to have it removed. While a tree can live for years with a hollow trunk, it is still poses a significant danger that should not be neglected.

Dead Branches

Large trees with broken or damaged branches are a hazard to your property, possessions and any person that comes near to them. If more than 25 percent of the larger branches are dead or damaged, the chances of the tree surviving lessen and the chances of it needing to be cut down increase. Pruning the large dead branches can create the possibility for new growth, helping to extend the life of the tree. Experienced arborists will be able to tell you the potential for new growth or the need to have the tree removed.

Tree Leaning Over

Trees that are leaning over present the greatest risk and provide a significant reason for having the tree removed. Sudden breakage and weakened roots can both contribute to a leaning tree. Trees that lean suddenly in particular should be removed quickly. A good indicator that the tree has leaned too far is if it leans more that 15 percent from a vertical position.

Las Vegas Tree Removal

If you have an old tree on your property that has you questioning if it should be removed, contact Nevada Tree Service today. We have extensive experience in determining if a tree needs to be removed and also in removing trees safely. Call us today at (702) 433-4700 for a free estimate.

Nevada Tree Service
2062 Falcon Ridge Street, Las Vegas, NV 89142
(702) 433-4700

Having rodents such as mice or rats in your yard has the potential to bring disease and damage, not to mention the nuisance of pests of that nature. Rodents can also cause significant damage to trees and even contributing to their death. For these reasons, property owners and homeowners look for any method that can help to prevent and rid trees of rodents. When performed correctly, regular pruning of trees can, in fact, prevent rodents and help to keep them under control.

Many rodents, specifically rats, will look to stay off the ground whenever possible. Rats seek out mature tree canopies and landscaping and can easily climb trees to get to it. They can even make their way into houses from tree branches that come close to your home. Routine tree trimming will help to keep branches from touching your home or anything else that you wouldn’t want rodents in.

Tree CuttingBe sure to trim branches so that they do not come in contact with branches of surrounding trees, your roof, even power lines or other wires. You will also want to make sure that branches are trimmed 3 feet from the ground. Proper pruning will keep tree canopies better maintained making it more difficult for rodents to make nests or go undetected. Branches that touch allow for rats and other rodents to run from tree to tree.

If you are still planning your landscaping layout or if you are considering planting new trees, be sure to space them out in order to allow for sufficient space for branch growth. Mature trees or even young trees that have been planted too closely together could benefit from being uprooted and moved in order to keep branches from touching the other.

In addition to tree trimming, you should also consider protecting the trunks of your trees with wire mesh or a sheet of metal in order to make it difficult for rodents to climb the trunk. Adding rat traps will also help to prevent rodents from climbing your trees.

Las Vegas Tree Trimming

Rodents can pose a serious threat to the health of humans, pets, and even trees. By taking preventative measures you can help to minimize the presence of rats or other unwanted rodents in your trees and in your home.

Contact Nevada Tree Service today for professional tree trimming, tree care and tree transplanting services that will better the life of your trees while working to keep rodents out of them.

Nevada Tree Service
2062 Falcon Ridge Street, Las Vegas, NV 89142
(702) 433-4700