4 Reasons Why You Should Remove A Tree From Your Property

November 17 2020 | Evan Torchio,CEO and Founder of TreeMenders.ca

4 Reasons Why You Should Remove A Tree In Your Property

Planting trees on your property is one of the easiest and most effective ways to boost its curb appeal. Trees can provide oxygen, bringing fresh, crisp, clean air into your household to breathe. Trees also provide shade, which can offer an excellent spot for the entire family to hang out outside on a hot summer day.

The list of benefits you can get from trees is quite long, but there’ll be times when it’s better to remove them. This might come as a surprise to some, but if the trees on your property fit any of the descriptions listed below, it’s best if you have them removed as soon as possible.

Pests Are Thriving On Your Trees

When you experience an outbreak of pests on the trees, it’s best if you have these removed right away. Aside from damaging trees, these pests can make their way to your home and feast on your furniture and even your home’s structure. In worse cases, these pests can even bring illnesses and diseases to the entire household.

If you have an outbreak of ants, roaches, or some other type of animal infestation on your property, you should consider treating your trees regularly to prevent pests from thriving and breeding. However, if these pests have already multiplied, then removing the trees from your property might be a better option as this could save your property from further damage and protect your family's health.

Either way, it’s best if you call professionals, such as Tree Menders, so they can assess the situation and safely remove the trees from your property. Regardless of how small your trees are, you should never attempt to remove them on your own, as this can increase your risk of accidents.

Trees Are Diseased

Another common reason to remove trees from your property is because they’ve become diseased. This is usually caused by a lack of proper maintenance on the part of the caretaker. If a tree is diseased, you could find that it has a lot of rotting limbs and roots that are damaging the ground beneath it.

Trees can pose health risks, especially if they’re diseased. Many people don't realize how harmful a tree can be to their health, especially if you have a family member who has asthma. Instead of cleaning the air, diseased trees will only collect dust and other pollutants that can trigger allergies and worsen asthma attacks. Diseased trees also have weak limbs that can easily fall during strong winds or heavy rains. They may cause serious injuries and accidents, especially if your kids or pets love to play under these trees.

Trees Become A Fire Risk

If any of the trees on your property pose a fire risk, you should remove it immediately. Trees are usually built with the intention of growing, and if they become diseased or dead, they can’t grow and produce moisture on their own. Instead of keeping your property looking good, diseased or dead trees can easily catch fire as they lose their moisture. This can increase their risk of catching and spreading fire if your home and other structures are located near these trees or their roots.

Trees Are Leaning

While the direction of where your trees are leaning can be aesthetically pleasing, you should also check if they're leaning too much in one direction, as this can eventually become a safety risk.

Trees that lean too much in one direction is a cause for concern because these can possibly damage nearby structures. If the trees in your property are leaning towards your roof, their limbs can damage the roof during storms. The same can happen if your trees are growing near your garage or shed.

If you don’t want any of these to happen, opt to have them removed once you notice that they’re leaning too much. The earlier you call professionals for tree removal services, the sooner you can have peace of mind, knowing that none of the structures present on your property will be damaged because of your trees.

Hire Professionals

Tree removal isn’t an easy task and shouldn’t be attempted by yourself. The best solution is to hire a company that specializes in this type of work. They can do the work quickly and effectively. They also have the knowledge and tools needed to safely remove the trees without damaging anything else on your property or in the surrounding area, which is why you should always hire them instead of removing trees on your own.


Growing up in northern Ontario, Evan has always found solace around trees. He earned a bachelor’s degree in forestry and is a member of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). Evan started his career in arboriculture working for a family-owned operation, before starting Tree Menders. Today, his passion is building a successful business where customer satisfaction is top of mind.

Evan Torchio, evan@treemenders.ca

Evan Torchio