Although most homes have trees planted on their property, most homeowners don’t know how to take care of the large, towering growths. Do trees require special watering schedules or fertilizers, or is it best to ignore them and let the plants grow on their own? No matter what type of tree you have growing in your yard, there are some steps you should take to keep your home and family safe – and they all involve calling a tree service.
1. Those Roots
The roots of a tree are supposed to travel deep into the ground, but sometimes they run near the surface. The tendrils can puncture water and sewer lines and even break into your home’s basement or foundation when that occurs. If the trees are large enough, the roots can even break into the public utilities under the street in your neighborhood. A tree service technician can identify root issues and advise you on how to best deal with any problems that creep up.
2. Those Winds
Not all trees are stable, and nothing demonstrates that like a wind storm. Fragile or broken branches can fly through the air, and unhealthy trees can suddenly topple. If the tree is growing near your home, flying debris can break windows, or a falling tree can damage your home’s roofing. A tree service can protect your home by identifying unhealthy trees or cutting back damaged branches.
3. Those Lines
Power lines and trees are a terrible mix as the branches expand, and the tree continues to grow. Call in a tree service to cut back the problem areas before the city or county levies fines. Being proactive can save you thousands of dollars.
Trees are beautiful, help clean the environment, and can cause problems around your house. You can protect your home and family by calling a tree service once a year. It is always better to be safe than sorry.