As an arborist working in an urban environment, this is a questio0n that I have become very accustomed to answering. People love trees, and are never very happy to see them cut down. I understand this; trees provide a lot of benefits such as shade
and beauty, however, they can also cause a lot of problems and even become very hazardous.
I believe that tree removal should be the last resort, but in many circumstances it is a necessary part of urban forestry. Trees can damage property, they can out-grow the spot they were planted in, and like people trees eventually will come to the end of their life and when
a tree removal I often experience people who are very unhappy that the tree is being removed. However, usually once I take the time to talk with someone who is unhappy about the removal, they realize that there was a good reason to cut the tree down. In this area there are typically only two reason that we remove a tree: the tree is dead, or it was planted in the wrong place for that tree.Both of these reasons are easily avoidable with a little awareness and the proper care.
So the next time you are thinking about where you are going to plant a tree, or if you are concerned about the health of you tree contact a certified arborist sooner rather than later. The sooner you address your tree problem, whether that is a sick tree that needs help, or a tree that needs to be pruned for whatever reason it may need it, the sooner you take care of it the better, and a certified arborist in your area is your best resource to take care of those problems as soon as possible.