If you’ve got a dead tree in your yard, such as a silver maple, it’s almost always a good idea to remove it. Especially if it’s a big tree, your best bet is to call a tree removal company in Denver.
This can be a difficult decision sometimes; people often development attachments to trees—particularly big old ones—and it can be an emotional experience to see it chopped down, dug up, and taken away.
But there can be a lot of problems surrounding a dead tree that people often don’t consider. If a tree such as a silver maple is diseased or dying in a natural area, such as a forest, it can be left alone without worry about what it might damage. A tree located in a yard, however, might pose a danger to property and it might be an open invitation to pests.
Let’s take a look at what questions you should ask yourself in determining that it’s a good idea to remove a dead silver maple or other tree from your yard.
Does the Tree Have Trunk Damage?
If there is trunk damage, such as cracks and seams, this means there was internal decay of the tree and it is more susceptible to falling.
Is the Tree Trunk Hollow?
If so, this is an open invitation to insects and rodents. It might not sound like a bad idea if rats take up residence in your dead tree, but if they run out of food outside, they might turn to the inside of your home in search for more.
Does It Have Large Branches?
Large branches on a dead tree can snap with ease in the event of a large wind- or snowstorm. What lies beneath the tree could well be damaged.
Is the Tree Near Power Lines?
A dead tree that is near power lines is an accident just waiting to happen. The branches could fall on the power lines and knock out the power to your entire neighborhood.
Is the Tree Near Any Structures?
If a large dead tree has branches that hang over your house or garage—or your neighbor’s house or garage—this could cause a lot of property damage in the event of a branch coming down. With Splintered Forest’s expertise, you can get the tree down before it causes damage.
And even worse than property damage: a falling branch hits a person who just happens to be walking in the wrong place at the wrong time. In either case, guess who will have to pay for damages and/or medical bills? (Here’s a hint: It’s not going to be the silver maple!)
Do you need a dead silver maple or other tree removed from your yard? Splintered Forest is a leading tree service company proudly serving residents in the Denver metro area and neighboring communities, including Evergreen. Our crew includes ISA certified arborists, former firefighters, experienced tree climbers, and expert tree fellers who work hard to give our customers the best service possible. Contact us today to schedule your free, no-obligation estimate in the Denver area or in Evergreen.