When It’s Time To Remove A Tree

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When It’s Time To Remove A Tree

How To Know When It’s Time

It’s a common question we get at Liscombe Tree Service: “When is it time to remove a tree?” We answer that it depends on the situation. There’s no hard and fast rule regarding tree removal. Of course, as a general rule of thumb, your trees should be healthy and pose no threat to your safety. Beyond that? It’s up to you!

The four main factors you should consider for hiring tree cutting services are damage, disease, condition, and some external factors that may pose significant threats to your family’s safety.


  • Have storms or heavy winds damaged the tree?
  • Are there multiple broken branches that look like they reached their breaking point?
  •  Is the tree leaning?
  •  Is there any digging around the tree that has caused root damage?

These are significant signs that maybe now isn’t such a great time for the tree to be around anymore.


Elevated soil moisture resulting from poor drainage, high water tables, sewage backup, and landscape irrigation over time may promote root decay fungi causing root dysfunction and decline in some otherwise structurally normal trees. Bark beetle infestation can be an indication that your trees are dying. 

  •  Is there some rot starting? 
  • Do you see any mushrooms or fungus growing on it? Fungi growing on the tree can indicate internal rot and should be investigated by an arborist.
  • Is your tree hollow? This may indicate termite damage.

You can call an arborist to help you figure out what’s going on if you’re not sure about your tree’s health.


As hard as it might be to acknowledge, sometimes trees die. It happens gradually over time, and you’ll start noticing things like low branch growth, small leaves, no fruit, or very droopy leaves. If you see any of these signs, it might be time to remove the tree before it becomes a hazard.

Some people use this as an opportunity to try and save the tree by increasing irrigation or fertilization. Still, there is a point where these efforts become futile because of root decay or other factors which may not be visible from above ground. This can create dangerous conditions for surrounding properties, primarily if you can’t determine how far the roots spread. If it has come down to this point, often there isn’t much you can do besides remove them.

Threat To Your Safety

If you value your safety, the property, and the lives of those you love and preserve your surroundings’ natural beauty, it is best to have trees removed by a trained professional before it is too late. 

  • If your tree is underneath power lines 
  • If the tree in question is near a road or too close to your house.

If you feel that the tree has become a threat to your property or house, and your attempts to prune it back to a safe level are unsuccessful, it may be time to cut it down. 

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Aged or diseased trees can put your family, home, and property at risk. A diseased tree may bring down a large number of decaying branches or, worse yet, fall on an unsuspecting neighbor. Dead branches can do just as much, if not even more damage. The best way to ensure that your home does not fall victim to falling debris is to get it removed ASAP by Liscombe Tree Service.

All of our services are completed by knowledgeable experts who care about your safety, the appearance of your property, and the environment. Our pros are trained to handle all types of tree services. They are also equipped to knock down any troublesome trees without causing any destruction to your home or landscape. If you want to find out more about our services, now’s a great time to give us a call!