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Trimming vs. Removing a Tree

TRIMMING VS. REMOVING A TREE BENEFITS OF TRIMMING INSTEAD OF REMOVAL FUNCTION • Trees offer shade to your yard and home » Soil is held in place better with trees ENVIRONMENT • Trees make and water cleaner • Neighborhoods are more attractive with trees COST • Manicured trees can increase • Tree trimming is usually more economical than removal your property value SAFETY » Branches and limbs can grow close to power lines • Overgrown or dead branches can fall off, endangering those below WHEN TO REMOVE A TREE HEALTH •A tree that has more than 50% damage may need to be removed 50% » Vertical cracks and other damage may indicate problems with decay ASYMMETRICAL DAMAGE •A tree with dead branches all on one side can be dangerous » Uneven weight distribution makes the tree more likely to fall FUNGUS • Look for mushrooms growing on or around the base of the tree • Can be an indication of rot inside the tree itself LOCATION • Sometimes, a tree should be removed to benefit its neighbors » Removing one tree can make surrounding trees healthier SPACE • Large tree species are not always suited for certain locations •A large tree close to your home may need to be removed or relocated INFOGRAPHIC PROVIDED BY: AKA AKA Tree Removal TREE REMOVAL www.akatreeremoval.com Sources: http://extension.umd.edu/learn/how-do-you-decide-when-remove-tree http://www.treeremoval.com/trimming-and-pruning/#.VMahlofF_Zc

Trimming vs. Removing a Tree

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If a tree has more than 50% damage, trimming might not help. This much damage might mean you need to consider tree removal! Discover other ways to decide between trimming and removing on this infograp...

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