We all know that trees are necessary—they offer shade, oxygen, and a place for a variety of wildlife to call home. That said, there comes a time when it’s necessary to remove a tree, whether that’s due to disease, death, or if the tree has just become a safety hazard. It’s an unfortunate truth that sometimes, trees need to be removed, and if that’s the case it’s always best to bring a professional into the fold.
At Harford Tree, we can help you remove trees when it becomes necessary, and if you’re unsure about that, we can even diagnose your trees to help you get a better picture. However, you may be wondering what time of year is best for getting your tree removed, so let’s take a look.
When Should You Remove Them?
The best time to remove a tree can depend on a few factors, including what kind of tree it is and why you’re removing it. However, we can generally recommend removing a tree when it is dormant. That happens during the fall or winter months, and will mean your tree isn’t actively growing, meaning less stress on your tree and lowered chances of you spreading disease or pests. The kind of tree you’re removing also matters.
Deciduous trees. These trees lose their leaves in the fall. The best time to remove them is when they’re dormant, usually this happens between October and April. Since they aren’t growing, it means there are fewer leaves to contend with while removing the tree.
Coniferous trees. These evergreens don’t lose their leaves no matter what time of year it is. But they do have sap, so removing them in late spring or early summer is often best.
If a tree is posing an imminent safety risk, it should be removed (under the guidance of an expert) immediately.
Why Remove Trees?
There are a number of good reasons to remove trees, including:
If they’re dead or dying: They might become a safety hazard if left unresolved.
If they have a disease: A sick tree might get other trees sick.
If it’s a safety hazard: If your tree is growing too close to a building or power lines, it could cause problems.
If you’re unsure of whether or not your tree needs to be removed, contact the professionals here at Harford Tree and we can help you make the decision.
Tree Care and Maintenance from Harford Tree
Ready to have the beautiful yard you have always dreamed of? Harford Tree Experts & Landscaping, Inc has been in the business for decades, providing customers with quality work and quick responses all at the right price. We service the areas of Harford County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City areas including Bel Air, Fallston, Perry Hall, Towson, Essex, Parkville, White Marsh and Middle River.
For service during business hours, reach out to us or give us a call at 410-592-7321. We offer 24/7 emergency service as well, just give us a call at 443-250-6649. For updates about our business and more informative tips, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.