Is It Time to Remove Your Tree?

April 19, 2017

You may have a beautiful home and yard to pair with it, but what do your trees currently look like? Overgrown, hanging, or dead trees can be an eyesore when others glance at your property. The purpose of this blog post is to provide homeowners with tips on how to see if it might be  time to cut down that old tree.

  1. Assess the location of the tree in relation to your house – If your tree is close enough to your home that the branches are touching your siding, the tree may damage your siding through mold growth. In addition, if the tree blocks the sun from reaching a part of your home, the inside may develop mold. Watch out for your tree’s branches growing into power lines, as this can definitely be hazardous.
  2. Look at the branches – Depending on the size of your tree, dead or hanging branches that get knocked off during adverse weather conditions may leave you with roof damage. This is where tree care such as pruning comes into play. Pruning and trimming alike strengthen your tree while also giving it a healthier, more attractive look. Keep in mind, however, that overly trimming and pruning can ultimately lead to a shorter lifetime for certain trees.
  3. Check the leaves, branches, and bark – Have you noticed that your tree loses leaves before other trees in the neighborhood do so? Are the leaves discolored or even lack veins? When looking at the bark, do you notice strange bumps or fungus growing on the trunk or branches? If you nodded yes to any of the above, it’s likely that you have a diseased tree. Unlike healthy trees, diseased ones not only look less visually appealing, but are also much weaker. Residents of Chicago, Burbank, and surrounding areas may want to consider Pro Tree Service for tree removal in these cases.  
  4. Watch for any other noticeable defects – Trees can develop certain defects that compromise their health. These defects can increase the likelihood of a tree falling down and causing potential damage to your yard or house. Keep in mind that basic homeowners insurance may not cover damage caused by a falling tree, as many policies don’t cover acts of nature.


It can be more than just an everyday chore trying to spruce up your yard by removing trees, bushes, shrubs, and stumps. Many homeowners research online for a local tree company to handle their tasks and get scared off with lofty prices and unsatisfied customers. But that’s not the case with Pro Tree Service. Our tree experts have been serving Chicago residents for nearly 30 years. We continually strive to provide the best services at the most affordable rates.

What exactly separates us from other companies? For one, we’re upfront with pricing, meaning you will receive the most competitive pricing with Pro Tree. Secondly, we’ve established a reputation with customers as always being reliable. We are open year-round and even offer 24-hour emergency response. Lastly, our team consists of a fully licensed, insured, and bonded staff, so you can rest easy.

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