While trees can really spruce up the aesthetic look of any yard, they will eventually grow old and start to decay. When this occurs, the best thing to do is to cut the tree down before any large limbs fall and damage your property. When deciding to cut down a tree, there are several things that you should keep in mind to ensure that the process is completed successfully and without hassle, including using dirt dumpster.
Signs That Point Towards a Dying Tree
Distinguishing trees that are dying from ones that aren’t can be a bit trickier than you might believe. However, there are some clear signs that a tree is nearing the end of its life. For instance, if you start to notice mushrooms and other types of fungus growing around the base portion of the tree, this indicates that the roots are beginning to decay. Once this happens, it’s not long before the tree starts to wither and die.
Do you see any carpenter ants or saw dust around the tree? If you do, this points towards the decay of wood. It’s important to note that the strength of the trunk of the tree is essential to supporting the remainder of the branches around the tree. If bark is peeling in this area, or cracks/holes have started to appear, the trunk may be weakening, due primarily to not receiving enough nutrients.
If this is the case, cutting down the tree is necessary to avoid the damage caused by falling limbs. If there are any small branches growing at the very bottom of the tree, this is a sign that the tree is displaying high stress levels, which points towards the tree dying off. Likely the most noticeable sign of a dying tree is if it begins to lean in any direction. When this starts to occur, it’s clear that the roots are either weakened or entirely broken. If you ever notice any of these aforementioned signs, consider making a plan to have the tree cut down sometime in the future.
When You Should Cut Down a Tree
The death of a tree is something that generally takes a very long time. As such, just because you can identify a sign or two that indicates the tree is dying doesn’t mean that the tree will need to be cut down immediately. In fact, a tree can continue to live for years after it begins to die. Generally, you’re going to want to cut down a tree once it’s more than 50 percent dead. This can be identified primarily by heavy leaning, leaves not growing as they should and a standard unhealthy appearance.
If a tree on your property becomes heavily hollowed, it’s structural integrity is no longer strong enough to prevent falling limbs and other issues that could cause property damage. Basically, trees that are more than 30 percent hollowed should be cut down. Lastly, due to the necessity of a healthy trunk for the integrity of a tree, the tree should be cut down if large cracks or seams start to appear on the trunk.
What You Should Do With the Waste
There are a lot of things you can do with the waste from the trees you’ve cut down. One of the better options available to you is the rental of a yard waste dumpster. This allows you to place all tree waste in one location, to be taken away once you’re finished. It’s a very cost effective option. You can also turn the wood into mulch by grinding it, which can be used around the yard. This wood can also be utilized as firewood, or can be sold to a saw mill if you would like to make a bit of extra money. The choice is entirely up to you.
Renting a dumpster at Same Day Dumpsters provides you with many benefits. For one, renting a large dumpster is much cheaper than purchasing one. It’s also an easy way to quickly remove all the tree waste from your yard. Once you fill the dumpster, Same Day Dumpsters will immediately take it off your hands and deliver the waste to a local recycling center.