If you have trees on your property in Wilmington, there are going to be times when you cannot maintain them on your own and will instead need to hire a professional tree service. This can help limit any danger to you and your family, and will allow you to keep your property well maintained and safe. Frank at Wilmington Local Tree Service was happy to suggest some of the times when getting professional help might be the best move, so without further ado…


A qualified tree company should to be called in for the following jobs:


Dead Tree

If you have a dead tree on the property, you’ll need to call a tree contractor to cut it down and remove the wood as well as the stump. Only the skilled professionals who work for a licensed tree removal service will be able to evaluate the condition of the tree, cut it up into manageable pieces, dispose of them or leave them on the property for you to use for firewood or grind it into mulch, and then dispose of the stump if you’d like it to be ground up and removed, which can sometimes be an additional charge.


Overhanging Limbs

When trees begin to grow overhanging limbs, this can cause a safety risk, as these branches can snap and fall into your yard, onto your vehicles, or even utility lines. It’s very important to have them trimmed back on a regular basis in order to keep your property safe and well maintained. A licensed arborist can walk your property and help you decide which trees need to be pruned, which trees need to be removed, and which ones need to have overhanging branches removed. It is also important to comply with local regulations about property upkeep, for example the city of Wilmington is fairly tight with the requirements.


Storm Damage

Winter storms, hurricanes as well as thunderstorms with high winds, can cause dramatic damage to the trees on your property. An experienced tree company can assess the damage and help you decide whether the damaged trees need to be removed entirely or simply pruned. Then you can work on a plan with the company to accomplish these tasks, either all at once or in stages if your budget doesn’t allow it. This can help you to avoid future damages, which could be sudden and severe, depending on the specific situation and time of year.


Diseased Trees

If a tree is diseased or has been infested by insects, there is a decent chance that it could fall over at any point, causing serious property damage. In addition, the diseases or infestations could spread to other plants or trees on your property. It is therefore very important that you take the time to have the tree or trees inspected, quarantined, and if necessary, removed. Botanical diseases can cause serious issues if they’re not handled appropriately, so be sure to take action as soon as possible and consult with proper local agencies if you suspect insect infestations.

If you’re struggling to maintain the trees on your property on your own, or if you don’t have the tools or strength necessary to do so, it’s time to call in the pros. A professional tree service can help ensure that your trees are well taken care of, so that you don’t have to worry about liability from a branch or an entire tree falling on your property or your neighbor’s property. Be safe this year by having a tree service evaluate the trees on your property so that they are correctly maintained.