There are many absolutes in this world, but one you do not have to worry about is whether all tree problems result in tree removal. Yes, some trees cannot be salvaged, but that is not always the case. An experienced arborist can often nurse a tree back to health, especially if the diseased portion hasn’t spread too far.
Unfortunately, some tree problems do mean the tree has to go. For example, if it truly has died, it is not a good idea to leave it in place. Not only could the tree topple in a storm, but the large branches could also do significant damage when they break loose from the trunk. Notice that sentence said “when” and not “if” – it is just a matter of when it will happen. When the branches are no longer getting nutrients or taking up hydration, their weight will inevitably cause them to fall eventually.
The other thing to know is that if the tree does topple, it will often pull up its large root ball, resulting in significant damage in the process, especially if there are underground utilities nearby. If the tree is close to a structure, it could also cause foundation and other damage. It is better to take a tree with serious tree problems down in a controlled fashion to keep those scenarios from occurring.
If you suspect one or more trees on your property in Sevierville, Tennessee has tree problems, reach out to us at B&B Tree Management. We will evaluate the health of the tree and advise you as to whether it can be saved or if tree removal is the better course of action to avoid costly damage to your property.