Removing fallen trees is a part of any hurricane damage clean up restoration project. Hurricanes bring high winds through your region, which can rip down trees that are healthy and in otherwise good condition, but hurricanes aren’t the only reason why trees fall down. Those trees can also fall because of diseases that weaken the trunks and because of damage caused by other sources. If you think that you can just keep climbing or stepping over those trees, you’ll want to look at the top four reasons to get rid of each one.
One important reason to take care of fallen trees is because it stops the spread of common diseases. While some professionals treat tree diseases with products that can save those trees, other diseases are those that will not stop. Once a disease infects a tree to the point where it can no longer stand on its own and falls over, you risk that disease infecting other nearby trees. Removing fallen trees from your yard will stop that disease from spreading.
Make Property Safer
Though you may feel like your home and yard are completely safe, you need to think about those who visit your property. Can they safely walk from the driveway or the curb to your front door? Do they have clear paths that they can follow around your yard? You need to consider loved ones and the friends of your kids who come over as well as utility workers who may need to do meter readings. Any fallen trees in your yard can make it impossible for them to get around. Tripping and falling over those trees can cause some serious injuries like broken bones too.
Improve Curb Appeal
Another reason to get rid of those trees is because it will improve your curb appeal. This real estate term refers to how appealing your home looks from a certain distance away such as the curb. Boosting curb appeal is important when you want to put your home on the market. It’s also important in regards to how your neighbors feel about your property. Neighbors can contact code enforcement in your city and complain about the trees that they see. Code enforcement can then write you a citation and fine you for not removing those trees within the given period of time.
Lower Insurance Rates
Getting rid of those fallen trees can help you take advantage of lower insurance rates too. When you buy a home and take out a mortgage, the lender will require that you have a homeowners’ insurance policy. The amount that your policy costs depends on factors like the value of your home, its condition and whether you need to make any repairs or renovations such as putting up a railing around a porch. If you have fallen trees on your lawn, the insurer will view your yard as being in poor condition and increase your rates until you remove those trees.
When a hurricane or a windstorm passes through your town, the high winds can knock down trees and even sends those trees crashing down on your roof or through your windows. No matter why you have fallen trees on your property, you need to remove those trees quickly.