Dead Tree Removal

Eventually, all organic things die. At some point in time, after a tree reaches its safe useful life expectancy, the health and wellbeing of the tree can exhaust its life and it will start to die. As we travel through our daily life, we notice throughout the landscape, dead trees are scattered all over the countryside. It is only when they are in our own home environment that we really take heed and understand the necessity to have them removed.

Depending on the species of tree and the size of the specimen, it can either be a relatively easy or a very difficult exercise to remove. Wattle trees for example, have a life expectancy of between approx 7 to15 years and can range in size from 10 to 40 feet in height. Whether it is through natural causes or extenuating circumstances like a lightning strike, all trees are vulnerable to death.

Excavations around the root ball and stump structure can have adverse affects of the lifespan of trees. Even our thoughtless actions of over-caring e.g. to much mulch, heaped up around the trunk of shrubs and trees can have cause waterlogging and cause collar rot, which in turn causes ring-barking which  can cause its eventual death. Over fertilizing which will burn the root system causes the plants to die.

Depending on whether the dead tree is a hard wood or a soft-wood, dictates how long a timeframe you have to complete the tree removal process in a safe manner. Softwoods, e.g. pines, once dead, become very brittle and branches break and fall very quickly compared to e.g., a dead gum tree. Pine trees once dead have a tendency to attract insects and fungus which can hasten the decaying process.

Removing such trees, if done as soon as the dieback has been noticed, is an easy exercise to do. On larger trees, e.g. gums, which can be in excess of 30 meters or more, the sooner the tree removal process is organized, the easier the removal job is. If the tree has died, and is left to deteriorate in an upright position, it becomes a very unstable safety issue. The branches and trunk of the trees eventually become brittle and will fall to the ground.

So depending on what is underneath the dead tree, is whether damage can occur from falling branches.  If we are talking about a 100 foot gum tree, this becomes a very dangerous situation for any or all surrounding residents. Depending on the location of the dead tree, and what is underneath the tree, and how long it has been since it has died, the tree removal process can be a slow and tricky process. Tree removal Ulverston professionals can help you with dead tree problems and the sooner the removal process is started, the easier and cheaper the tree removal will be.

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