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The Importance of Tree Removal: Enhancing Property Safety and Aesthetics

At Limbwalker, we love trees. You probably gathered that from our name. We got into this industry because of a love for protecting (and caring for) trees. But there are times when tree removal is necessary and when that’s the case, it’s critical that this service is performed properly.

In this article, we’ll talk about some of the reasons to remove a tree, as well as why this service is so valuable. 

Proper tree removal can improve the safety and the aesthetics of your Louisville property.

Reasons to Remove a Tree

Understanding some of the signs that a tree needs to be removed is important. It’s a topic that we’ve written on before and you can click the link above to read more.

The signs that we summarize in this article are:

  • The tree has significant wood decay
  • The tree is showing signs of dying
  • The tree is heaving
  • The tree is cracked or otherwise has a structural defect
  • The tree is in an unwanted location

These are all reasons to remove a tree that directly impacts the safety of your property. It’s important to note that sometimes the signs that a tree needs to be removed are not outwardly evident. This is why anytime there’s a question, it’s helpful to bring a Consulting Arborist in for an evaluation. 

This is important when it comes to the safety of your property. When a tree begins to experience serious health problems or has signs of being a danger, it can become a hazard and that’s not something to take lightly.

A tree limb (or even an entire tree) falling is a huge liability. Whether it lands on your property or your neighbor’s, the last thing you ever want to worry about is causing damage or bodily harm.

We know that for a lot of people, tree worries rob them of peace of mind. The importance of tree removal has a lot to do with restoring that peace of mind so that you don’t have to worry about this risk.

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Tree Removal for Improved Aesthetics

While removing trees for safety is a big deal, we know that, sometimes, tree removal is also a matter of aesthetics. Or, it could be simply a way of making desired improvements to a property. 

As much as we love trees, we understand that they can sometimes pose problems, even if they aren’t at risk of falling. 

When trees grow in undesirable locations (such as under power lines sidewalks or perhaps in an area where you want to add something to your yard), they can cause trouble. This is another common reason for tree removal.

Having a lot of trees can also make it difficult to grow grass. 

Sometimes tree pruning is a solution for this and you can avoid tree removal. With tree pruning, you might be able to allow more sunlight to reach your grass. But if you have a very heavily shaded property and care about having a nice lawn, sometimes tree removal is necessary.

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Proper Tree Removal Importance 

If you’ve decided to move forward with tree removal, we can’t stress enough how important it is that you make a wise choice in a tree removal service.

Tree removal is intense and complicated work and can even pose some risks. However, a qualified company that takes all of the necessary safety precautions will ensure that risks are mitigated and your tree is removed safely.

Small Tree Removal Chainsaw Clean Up

The fact is, if a tree limb falls during the removal process and damages your or your neighbor’s property or home, you do not want to be liable for that accident. This is why it’s so important to work with a tree removal service that not only hires highly qualified professionals but who are properly insured. 

This is essential not only if damages occur during removal but also if one of the workers gets hurt. It’s always critical that you are working with a reputable and properly insured company. 

Unfortunately, there are some fly-by-night “companies” out there offering these types of services but who really have no business doing so. 

They aren’t properly insured and they might even be paying workers under the table. This is especially dangerous to you because you may be liable if workers are hurt during your tree removal process. Before you make any decisions in hiring a tree company, do your research.

Choosing Limbwalker for Tree Removal

At Limbwalker, we care deeply about homeowners like you and want to help you achieve a safe and beautiful property that you love. For that reason, we’re always here to answer your questions about tree removal. 

At the end of the day, we believe you deserve to enjoy your Louisville home to the fullest.


If you’d like to learn more about tree services for your Louisville home, get in touch, get your quote, and get back to enjoying your yard.

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Chris O'Bryan

Chris O'Bryan

Chris grew up in Louisville, KY. He holds a Forestry degree from the The University of Kentucky and a Master's Degree in Economics from Clemson University. He is a Certified Arborist and 5-time Kentucky Tree Climbing Champion. When not at work, he has fun with his family, enjoys traveling, one-wheeling, and working in his yard.

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