Four Signs It’s Time to Break Up with Your Tree

In this Associaonline article, RJ Laverne, manager of education and training for Davey Tree, tells readers how to tell when it's time to part with their trees. 

Posted: Feb. 16, 2017

During this month of love, it’s important to know when to call it quits. That’s what gardening is all about—trying something out and learning from your mistakes.

Sometimes you know for sure when it’s time to “break up” with your tree. Other times, you’re not so sure. But when that favorite tree falls ill, it goes from being an asset to a liability.

Identifying a sick tree is easy, says R.J. Laverne, manager of education and training for The Davey Tree Expert Company. He suggests a simple visual inspection to help homeowners determine the right time to replace a sick tree.

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