4 Warning Signs That A Tree Needs to Be RemovedTrees provide numerous benefits for LA homeowners. They enhance the beauty and value of their property while providing shade from the hot California sun. However, under certain circumstances, your trees can become a liability. When a tree gets sick, becomes damaged, or dies it can cause all kinds of problems, including:

  • Falling over
  • Dropping branches
  • Spreading disease to other trees
  • Insect infestations
  • Fire hazards

In these situations, the tree needs to be removed as soon as possible.

Los Angeles Tree Removal Services

Gutierrez & Sons Landscaping has been providing safe and expert tree removal services to Los Angeles area home and business owners for more than 25 years. Our team of fully insured and bonded LA tree care specialists use the latest equipment and tools to quickly and safely remove a dead or dying tree from your property. Call us today to schedule a visit from an experienced Los Angeles tree removal professional.

So when does a tree need to be removed? Here are four warning signs to look out for:

Your Tree Is Dead

You don’t have to be a professional arborist to tell when a tree is dead. As the tree starts to die, the wood begins to break down. The trunk and branches lose stability. Large branches and even the entire tree can fall or topple over. This can be a real problem if your house or car happens to lie in their path. Property damage, serious injury, and even death can result when a tree or large branch comes crashing down onto a house or automobile.

That’s not all. Dead trees are susceptible to termite and other insect infestations. And the dry, dead timber presents a real fire hazard.

As soon as you realize a tree on your property is dead or dying, it’s important to call a professional tree removal company. The longer that dead or dying tree remains on your property, the greater the risk of damage.

Your Tree Is Sick

LA area trees are vulnerable to a wide range of diseases and insect infestations. Here are things that may indicate your tree is under the weather:

  • Lack of growth or slow growth
  • Discolored leaves and branches
  • Fungus
  • Root defects and discoloration
  • Sprouts around the base
  • Holes in the bark
  • Damaged leaves due to feeding insects

If your tree is starting to look unhealthy, contact Gutierrez & Sons Landscaping without delay. In some instances, the problem may be due to a lack of water, light, or nutrients. A lot of times a sick tree can be nursed back to health. A tree removal expert will be able to inspect the tree and tell you if the tree can be restored to health or if the situation is terminal and the tree needs to be removed.

Your Tree Is Leaning

High winds and other conditions can cause a tree to begin to lean to one side. As the tree begins to lean, its weight will begin to shift. Eventually, the roots will no longer be able to support the added stress and the tree will fall. This can be a big problem if it’s leaning toward your home or a neighbor’s.

In most cases, the problem cannot be corrected and the tree will have to be removed.

Your Tree Has Cracks Or Splits In The Trunks

Lightning strikes, insect infestations, wood rot, and adverse weather conditions are a few of the forces that can cause the trunk of your tree to begin to crack and split. These cracks and splits can cause a tree to lose stability, putting it in danger of falling over. A tree care specialist will be able to tell you how serious the cracks and splits are and whether or not the tree needs to be removed.

Trust the Los Angeles Tree Removal Experts at Gutierrez & Sons Landscaping

When LA home and business owners turn to Gutierrez & Sons Landscaping when they require fast, safe, and efficient tree removal services. If you need a tree removed from your property contact Gutierrez & Sons Landscaping through our website or call us at (310) 324-6593 to schedule a visit from a Los Angeles tree care professional.