The Biggest Reasons We Need to Take Down a Tree.

The Biggest Reasons We Need to Take Down a Tree.

If you’ve never dealt with tree removal before, you might not know where to start. In this month’s blog, we’re aiming to cover the basics on what you should know about tree removal near you, when things go wrong in your yard.


In some sad instances, tree removal is a necessary and important action to take. In a world where we’re very conscious about preserving our yards and gardens and maintaining the health of our gentle giants, many a gardener can feel defeated by needing to remove a tree in the garden. If this is you, we sympathise, but as professional arborists, we know what needs to be done and why.  Some of the top reasons you might need to find a professional tree removalist include:

Weather damage

First up, any trees that are hazardous – for example hit by lightning or damaged in integrity by storm or erratic weather events – are considered for removal as they are prone to weakness and can become a potential hazard.

Intentional damage

Why would anyone intentionally damage a perfectly healthy, non invasive tree is beyond us, but it does happen. In particular,  barking is deadly for trees, and it has been used in the past to damage trees in order to have them deemed dangerous. While there is never a good reason for anyone to damage a tree unless it is absolutely necessary, the most commonly suspected reasons for doing so include view obstruction and pest control ( possums and fruit bats, mostly). If the bark has been stripped from a large area of your tree, it will almost certainly die. In this instance a tree may be deemed hazardous, in which case a professional tree arborist should be called in to remove it.

Disease Damage and Control

There are an abundance of awfully damaging diseases and pests that can destroy healthy trees in relatively short periods of time out there. Wasp invasions, elm leaf beetle and other varmints are quick to strip the tree of its nutrients, and if left long enough undiagnosed, the tree can’t be saved. If you suspect pest damage, always move to counter it early with your local arborist.

Interruptive Growth

While considerate branch growth control is usually enough to stop a tree being deemed invasive, root control is quite another thing. Trees with highly invasive root systems (like willow) can completely obliterate septic and drainage systems as the root formation is thick, rigid and determined to break into pipes and solid structures by stealth, causing prolific blockages and cracked pipes. If a species is causing such damage, it would be wise to consider it for removal. To this end, never plant willow trees in close proximity to your home drainage systems as they are expert water hunters and will find your pipes without trouble over time!


Managing Director Daryl is highly qualified with a Certificate in Horticulture, a Certificate of Tree Surgery as well as an Advanced Certificate in Arboriculture. Do you want to be sure that you’ll receive the best tree care services? Call us on (03) 9897 4418 today!