A tree between two houses can often provide an extra level of privacy for both sides of the fence or at a minimum a better view than a neighbor’s window. While a tree between you and the house next door can have some benefits, it can create problems if that tree becomes diseased, damaged, or weakened.
Dangers Of A Tree That Needs To Be Removed
Trees can become dangerous for a number of reasons such as disease, insect or pest infestation, fungus, rot, damaged or broken branches, root weakness, and leaning. When unaddressed, these issues and among others can lead to property damage, personal injury to you or loved ones, and can even affect the health of surrounding trees or landscaping. A tree showing signs that it needs to be cut down should be carefully monitored and quickly removed, preferably with the help of a professional tree removal company.
Dangers Of A Damaged Tree Between Homes
A damaged tree can cause a number of problems even when it is out on its own in a big yard, but when its nestled between two homes it can put both properties at risk. A dead or damaged tree puts both houses in jeopardy of branches falling onto them or even the whole tree falling over. At the very least, a damaged tree can lean on a fence or even push it over.
Branches that fall on a house could potentially break windows, cause roof damage, rip off gutters, scrape exterior walls, or worse fall on a person standing near by. If the whole tree fell over, the level of damage or injury to each individual property would be so much greater. If the tree is large enough it could cause structural damage to more than just the roof and could even lead to plumbing issues.
If the tree is technically on your property, you will be held responsible for not only the damage to your home, but also for the damage to your neighbor’s home. If the tree is straddling property lines, it could cause more than property damage, it could also result in a conflicting and stressful situation between you and your neighbor.
How Should You Remove A Tree Between Two Houses
If a tree between you and the home next door is showing signs of weakness, decay or if the tree is dead, the most important thing you can do is to act quickly and have the tree removed as soon as possible, especially if there is not much room between the two houses.
Removing a tree is not an easy task when there is nothing in the surrounding area, but it becomes significantly more complicated when there isn’t much room to maneuver. If the proper precautions are not taken or the proper cuts made, the tree could fall on either houses and even cause damage to both houses regardless of which direction it falls.
The best way to cut down a tree between two houses is to hire a professional and experienced tree removal company. Nevada Tree Service in Las Vegas, NV has provided superior tree service since 1962 and has the experience needed to remove a tree regardless of its surroundings.
If your tree is putting your house and that of someone else’s at risk, don’t attempt to remove it yourself. You will only increase the risk of damage to the properties and create a serious risk of injuring yourself or anyone nearby. Before the tree can cause a costly problem or serious injury, call Nevada Tree Service at (702) 433-4700.
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