Tree removal can be a controversial subject as worldwide canopy coverage is in decline and deforestation is a great cause for concern. There are many well-documented reasons as to why trees are extremely beneficial plants; some of these benefits include the importance of trees for the environment and the climate, physical and mental health of humans and provision of food and shelter for a wealth of wildlife. There are occasions however, when trees do need to be removed and there are a variety of essential reasons why.
If a tree has already died and has no habitat value (where the tree can still be used by birds, animals or insects for shelter) then it should be removed for safety reasons. A dead tree is more likely to be structurally unsound and to create hazards from falling limbs or the tree could fall. The location of the tree is also important; if it is situated close to property or in the vicinity of people or animals, then it should be removed to avoid any unnecessary risk. However if it is located somewhere where there is no risk to anyone or anything then it is absolutely fine to leave the tree where it is and allow nature to take its course.
If a tree is a risk from whole tree failure that cannot be mitigated by a tree healthcare treatment program or by restricting access to the tree then it may need to be removed due to hazard risk.
Certain species of trees are categorised as weeds and are retricted under the Biosecurity Act 2014. Weed species such as Chinese Elm, Camphor Laurel trees and Captain Cook trees should be removed if possible in favour of a native species as they ‘seriously threaten Queensland’s primary industries, natural environment, livestock, human health and people’s livelihoods.’
There are plenty of reasons not to remove trees and you should always consult with a highly qualified, experienced and recommended Arborist from a reputable company if you have concerns about a tree’s safety or wish to remove it. Beware of door to door tree loppers who will often remove a perfectly healthy tree for no good reason or lop it so badly that it will fail to thrive and eventually die from the damage caused by the tree lopping or poor pruning.
For all your Tree Care needs and to speak to a Level 5 Qualified Consulting Arborist, call Heritage Tree Care on 0737155444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a free, no obligation quote and our qualified and experienced Arborists will be delighted to advise you on the best course of action for your trees. We cover Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Redlands and Gold Coast area in Queensland, Australia.