Many HOA’s require residents to have a tree or two in the front yard. While this is not always the case, it’s a great practice to have for both your home and your neighborhood’s visual appeal. Driving into a neighborhood with trees along the route adds richness and beauty and increases overall property value.
But, of course, trees can be problematic, especially when they are dying or have already died. That dead tree in your yard can seriously ruin your landscape and cause other problems. Here are a few reasons for removal.
Dead trees present a safety issue. They can fall over in windy weather or storms, causing damage to your house, cars or property, or even yourself personally. Removing such a tree now may save you a lot of grief and money down the road.
Dead trees affect the beauty of your property. Put next to a beautiful blooming tree, a dead tree can ruin your landscape. Additional, because dead trees drop dead branches constantly, they leave your yard a mess — especially after some windy weather.
Dead trees take up space. Sometimes, having too many trees in your yard makes your it look crowded and disorderly. Removing unnecessary trees opens up space in your yard and makes way for other landscaping or activity areas, such as a firepit or playset. Freeing up space can also promote the health of your yard and other nearby trees.
In sum, dead trees should not be left unattended. They affect the quality of your property and present a hazard.