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5 Reasons Why Removing Diseased Trees is Crucial for Your Landscape

As a company that genuinely loves trees, tree removal is always a tough decision. We love to do everything that we can to keep trees in great shape. 

However, when it comes to diseased trees, removal is sometimes the best (or even only) option. 


In this article, we’ll dive into some of the reasons why removing diseased trees is important for the health of your landscape and the safety of your property.

Reasons for Removing Diseased Trees

Tree diseases can be complicated. There are certainly a number of diseases that can be treated and managed so that you don’t need to remove the tree. But other times, diseases can be more severe and ravage a tree to the point where leaving it could cause more harm than good.

Here are some reasons why removing a diseased tree might be your best option.

#1: Preventing a Disease from Spreading

There are certain diseases that can spread from one tree to another. That means that you not only risk infecting other trees on your property but also trees on a neighbor’s property, too.

As we mentioned in the beginning, some tree diseases can be treated and/or managed. It’s important to get a diagnosis from a professional as to what’s actually going on with your trees.

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#2: A Diseased Tree has Become Infested

When a tree is diseased it becomes highly prone to pest problems. One reason is because wood-boring insects prefer decaying wood. A diseased tree might quickly become infested with a wood-boring pest. 

As these pests multiply, your problem will only become compounded as they will cause more damage to the tree.

Woodpeckers also tend to choose trees that are diseased as the rotting wood makes it easier for them to form their nest cavities. 

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#3: A Diseased Tree has Become an Eyesore

Tree removal is also sometimes necessary if a tree has become unsightly

If your tree is severely diseased and it’s not going to bounce back, you might want to remove it for aesthetic purposes. The truth is, as much as we love trees, a completely ravaged tree is not adding a lot of benefit or value to your home. If anything, it might be adding some risk.

A diseased tree can experience premature leaf drop, discoloration, and many other issues that affect its appearance. It can also become a risk to you and your property’s health and safety, which we’ll talk about in our final point.


#4: It Can be Easier to Remove a Tree in Early Stages of Disease

Over time, certain tree diseases will only get worse and create more problems. Cutting down dead trees can increase the risk involved in the tree removal process. 

In other words, it’s often easier to remove a tree before it has completely died than waiting for things to become more complicated. 

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#5: Preventing a Tree Accident

Removing diseased trees is also really important in order to prevent fall damage. If a tree dies and begins to rot, it could lead to limbs falling.

Large limbs that rot and fall could cause damage to your home, structures on your property, or even a person. Even worse, if a tree is sick enough, its entire structure could be weakened. That might mean that a future storm could be enough to knock it down. 

You never want to have to worry about a tree falling.

If your tree turns out to be suffering from an incurable disease, tree removal could be your best option.

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Removing Dead Trees and Diseased Trees Properly

It can be hard to tell on your own whether a tree actually needs to be removed. This is why it’s so important to call in a professional.

If you have a tree care professional come out and evaluate your trees, they can ultimately let you know whether or not a tree needs to be removed.

In many cases, it’s a matter of peace of mind. Not knowing whether or not a tree needs to be removed can be really stressful. But with a trusted tree care professional involved, you can let go of those worries and rely on their expertise. 

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If it is determined that tree removal is the best course of action, then it’s important that this task is done properly. Tree removal is risky work but when proper procedures are followed, those risks can be mitigated.

The key is to choose a tree removal company that is highly experienced with this type of work. You also want to work with a company that is properly insured.

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. 

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. 

We understand that you might not even be sure if a tree is diseased in the first place. This is a key reason why a professional inspection is so important. Having your trees evaluated can help deliver peace of mind that you’re doing all the right things to care for the health of your property.

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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