Posted: November 20, 2015

If you're a resident of Rochester or Winona, MN, it's likely that you have trees on your property. In fact, if you're a born-and-bred Minnesotan, you probably love them too! It's difficult to avoid getting attached to the towering variety of leafy-goodness that are Midwestern trees, but sometimes even a healthy tree can become a problem for your lawn.

The question is: how do you know when a tree has got to go?

There are three “H's” you should consider when determining whether a tree removal or stump removal is necessary: health, hazards, and help.

The first H—health—is fairly straightforward: evaluate the health of the tree. Is it sick, dying, or dead? Does it have a disease that it could pass to other trees? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then it may be time to consider your tree removal options. If you’re not sure, then you're in luck! The arborists at Maier Tree and Lawn can drop by and take a look for you. It's a great idea to consult a professional in cases like these so you don't remove your tree unnecessarily.

The second H—hazards—is all about safety hazards. Is the tree on your property in danger of falling over? Is it bumping into power-lines whenever a stray breeze comes by? Don't forget to consider that even stumps can be a hazard, depending on their placement in the lawn; they can wreak havoc on your lawn mowers and twist ankles if left unattended. So take a look at your problem-tree and ask yourself, “Is this dangerous?” In these cases, it's better to be safe than sorry. A hazardous tree can cause significant damage to property and people alike.

The last H—help—is the most important to consider when you're deciding what to do with your trees. Make sure that you solicit the advice you need when making your final decision. Tree removal and stump removal can be dangerous if handled improperly, which is why it's important to have a company like Maier Tree and Lawn on your side.

Winona, MN residents can call Maier Tree and Lawn at 507.454.7000. The Rochester, MN number is 507.286.8733. Or, if you're looking for more information on tree care, feel free to visit the website here. Even if you haven't made your final decision or considered all your “H's”, you can still contact them today for a consult regarding your specific tree-issue.

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