Sometimes, despite a landowner’s best efforts, a tree cannot be saved. In those situations, trust the professionals at Vintage Tree Care to safely and effectively remove your tree before it becomes a liability. If a dead, dying or failing tree has become a problem, let our certified arborists handle the aspects of removal and replacement. 

How do I know if I need my tree removed? 

It’s understandable that most homeowners and caretakers resist haphazardly removing trees unless it’s absolutely necessary. After all, it’s a harrowing process that should not be undertaken lightly. But the question remains: “How do I know it’s time?” While we can illustrate some more obvious signs that it’s time to have a tree removed, it’s always a good idea to get a certified arborist’s opinion before making the call. 

Dead or dying tree 

If your tree has stopped growing or you’ve noticed its beauty has started to wane aggressively, it may be seriously damaged or dying. There are a few obvious signs of an irreparably damaged or dying tree. These include a lack of new leaf growth, hollow trunk, and more and more dropped branches. Less obvious signs include root rot, pest infestation, and/or fungal infection. You should remove a dead or dying tree. This will not only maintain your landscape’s aesthetics, but also protect you from liability or damage. 

To learn more, check out these reasons for removing a dead tree.

Risky tree 

In some cases, you can’t keep a tree because it poses a hazard. It could be the tree has sustained storm damage. Or perhaps a recent insect infestation has left it vulnerable to additional injury. Sometimes, the location or direction of a tree’s growth makes it a threat to people or property. Suspect your tree may pose a risk to yourself or the public? It’s best to contact a certified arborist for a tree risk assessment.

For more information, read 3 tips for spotting a dangerous tree.

Don’t go the DIY route when it comes to tree removal 

Tree removal is a very technical, delicate process. It’s definitely not a task you want to leave to an amateur. If you decide to hire an unlicensed contractor, you can be held legally liable if they or anyone else is injured during the tree removal process. We’ve heard horror stories of tree removal resulting in damage to property and suddenly the “contractor” disappears. Even transporting the removed tree can result in a liability if not handled by experienced and licensed tree care professionals. 

Professional Tree Removal for Homeowners and Business Owners 

If dead or dying trees have become a problem for your Santa Rosa home or business, call our tree removal experts. Our employees are all experienced, certified arborists who are very familiar with all aspects of tree removal. 

Call us today at 707-495-4686 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation, request an estimate or book our services today.