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Tree Removal

Whenever possible, Phenomenal will work to preserve the life of your trees.

However, there are cases, for example in the case of aging or disease where removal is the safest option– sick or damaged trees can present safety issues.

Our certified arborists will assess the safest way to remove your tree while minimizing damage to your property– we’ll also remove any debris.

Note: Tree removal is highly skilled work, and can result in grievous injury or death if done without the proper knowledge or equipment.

Calling a professional tree removal service ensures that you’ll have all the expertise needed to remove your trees safely, giving you complete peace of mind.

Do You Need Tree Removal?

There are several signs that tree removal may be required– with professional care, you can prolong the life of a dying tree for years by removing diseased sections and taking care to water well.

Because a tree can be maintained in this condition, making the choice to opt for removal can be tough– however, if not removed in good time, a dying tree can cause property damage and other concerns.

Our trees are close to our hearts– they enhance our property, protect us from the sun, help to purify the water we drink and the air we breathe, and help to keep our property beautiful.

It’s understandable that we’re therefore hesitant to remove our trees, however there are certain factors that must be taken into consideration when deciding on removal.

Overall Health of the Tree: Sadly, once a tree has crossed the threshold where more than 50% is damaged, removal is often deemed necessary. Upon reaching this point, a tree will often be limited in growth and aesthetics.

While prolonged life is often an option, it must be remembered that the changing seasons will put additional stress on the tree, which can make it difficult for the tree to come back into season as time goes on.

Extensive Trunk Damage: Once a trunk has sustained a number of vertical cracks, dead branches, and other wounds, internal decay is suspected. While less than 25% damage to the trunk indicates a wound that could be healed with no permanent effects, higher amounts of trunk damage often indicate serious damage, and removal should be considered.

Dead Branches: Bigger trees with broken tops or damaged limbs pose a threat to both property and people in the area– any branches that rub or cross over each other should be removed, while trees that have sustained damage to more than 25% of their branches are normally prime candidates for removal.

Narrow branch angles can split and must be dealt with– preferably when the tree is young- in some cases, where a narrow crotch cannot be removed due to size, cabling may be used to help mitigate stress and avert breakage.

Note: Cabling is a procedure which should only be undertaken by a professional.

Trunk Rot and/or Fungus:

While mushrooms that grow beneath trees can indicate root disease, this is not always the case. However, fungi on the tree itself is often indicative that the tree is rotting internally.

Leaning: Leaning trees can be an obvious peril, and a tree that leans more than 15% must be removed.

In the case of a tree that develops a sudden lean, it’s important call a professional arborist immediately to avoid property damage or injury.