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Signs It’s Time for Tree Removal

tree stump being removedRemoving a tree from your property could be a difficult experience. However, when a tree poses safety risks to people or objects in its shade below, the smartest thing to do is contact a professionally trained arborist for tree removal in Cincinnati, OH. Diagnosing a dead tree or damaged is truly a two-person task. You and your local arborist both play a key role in keeping your yard safe from hazardous trees.

To help you notice the telltale signs of when a tree needs to be removed, here are a few solid tips:

Signs That Your Tree is Dead or Diseased

Begin by scratching a small piece of bark off of a few twigs on the tree. If the layer underneath the otter bark is brown and dry, it may need tree removal. Continue to look for other signs, including:

  • Decay – Producing Fungi, Like Mushrooms at the Base of the Trunk
  • Peeling or Chipped Bark
  • Cracks in the Trunk
  • Cavities in the Trunk or Large Scaffold Branches
  • Hanging or Dead branches in the Upper Crown
  • Fine Twigs With No Living Buds On the Ends of Branches

If you spot one or more of these signs, it’s time to contact a professional arborist to step in and determine if tree removal is needed. Get in touch to schedule a tree risk assessment.