Removing A Tree? Here’s What You Need To Know

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Removing A Tree? Here's What You Need To Know

There are times when tree removal becomes necessary, whether it’s because the roots are causing damage or we’re planning to build on the site where the tree is located.


In these situations, choosing a tree removal company that will be respectful of your property and your feelings is essential. This blog post will discuss the things to avoid when removing a tree. Read on!

Removing A Tree: The Don’ts!

  • Don’t Leave A Loose Stump

Failing to remove a stump could result in insects and fungi attracted to the rotting wood, potentially infesting or infecting your other trees.


If the stump is left in the ground, it could start to bud new life in the form of suckers which would then take away essential nutrients and moisture from other plants nearby.


  • Don’t Burn The Stump

If you’ve come into possession of an old tree stump that isn’t rotting or growing suckers, then burning it is an option, though a messy one.


If you want to get rid of a tree stump, you’ll need an accelerant chemical and patience. Even for a tiny stump, it’s likely to take at least one day to finish burning.


But, be warned, if your tree stump is too wet, burning it is a bad idea – you won’t make much progress even with a chemical accelerant.


  • Don’t Apply Stump Killer In The Spring Or Early Summer 

Stump killers will prevent a stump from growing new shoots and help it to rot. If you’re going for this long-term option, you need to be prepared for the insects, and it usually takes several years for the whole stump to decompose.


However, don’t apply stump killer products in the spring or early summer, as this is when sap flow is at its highest. Doing so could damage other trees and plants nearby.

  • Don’t Use A Power Washer On The Tree

While you might be tempted to give your tree a good clean before removal, using a power washer is actually a bad idea. The high-pressure water can damage the tree’s bark, which will make it more susceptible to disease. 


It can also cause the tree to lean, which could make it more dangerous to remove. If you’re going to clean your tree before removal, stick to a garden hose with a gentle spray.


Have Peace Of Mind, Hire Our Services

Stop looking for tree services; at Liscombe Tree Services, we have you covered! We’re committed to providing a safe and reliable tree removal service, and our customers can rest assured that their trees will be removed quickly and efficiently.


So if you require a tree removal company, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll be happy to help with any questions you may have.