Talking Trees: When is it Time to Remove a Tree?


Trees come in two varieties: assets, providing many benefits, and liabilities, becoming safety risks. All trees are living organisms and as long as they stay structurally sound and grow vigorously, they can remain as assets to a property.

RJ Laverne, Davey Tree Service expert and ISA Board Certified Master Arborist, highlights the warning signs of tree decline and when to consider tree removal. There are signs and symptoms that tell us if a tree is healthy or has structural problems and in need of removal.

Determining whether your tree is a liability in need of removal can be challenging. If you have any suspicion that your tree is starting to decline, contact your local certified arborist for a thorough tree risk assessment.

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