It can be hard to know when to cut down a tree.
Most people have fond memories of a tree. Maybe you climbed one a lot as a kid, or perhaps your treehouse was the old neighborhood hangout. But once that tree dies, it becomes a big safety risk for not only your property, but also your neighbor’s.
Is My Tree Dead?
The simple answer is maybe. It may look like it’s dead, but it could also be dormant. Or maybe only a section of the tree is dead, with just a few branches affected.
What Should I Look For?
Fortunately, there are some telltale symptoms of a dying tree you can look for to get an idea of what may be going on. However, both Tchukki Andersen, staff arborist at Tree Care Industry Association, and Gary Robertson, owner of Yellow Ribbon Tree Experts, note that each genus of tree will show it is dying in different ways.
When Should I Cut Down a Tree?
Budget Dumpster has created a guide to help you figure out if your tree is dead, as well as what to do with it if it’s time to cut it down.
Header image sourced from The Fill.