Typical reasons to have a tree removed:


  • tree removalThe tree is decaying. Often, fungi or mushrooms are growing from the tree, indicating decay.
  • There is chipped/peeling bark, vertical cracks, or cavities visible in the trunk and/or in the large scaffold branches.
  • Dead or hanging branches in the crown – More than 40% crown death.
  • Excessive branch dieback, squirrel or insect damage.
  • IPS beetle or 1,000 Canker disease infestation.
  • The tree has outgrown the original space in which it was planted.
  • Heaving soil at the base indicating the “root plate” is compromised.
  • The tree has outgrown its usefulness.
  • The tree was originally planted too close to a home or other structure.
  • Excessive storm damage.
  • The dominant leader (the tree’s center most and highest reaching branch) has broken out or died back.
  • The tree “volunteered” in an inappropriate spot or undesirable location.
  • To mitigate the hazard to the owner/public.
  • Reduce the negative impact on property values.
  • To limit the spread of disease.
  • The tree is aesthetically out of place in the landscape.