Dead tree

The Dangers of Dead Trees

If you have a dead tree in your yard, you may be tempted to just leave it as is. Unfortunately, dead trees can pose a danger to your home, family, and property. At Safety Tree Service, our experienced arborists know that dealing with dead trees can sometimes feel overwhelming. The truth is that sometimes it’s the best way to remove the potential for a bigger headache down the line. Below, we’re sharing a few of the biggest reasons why tree removal is sometimes necessary for dead trees, so keep reading to learn more, then contact us today to schedule tree removal services in Kansas City.

Forest fire

Potential Fire Hazard

Dead trees can be extremely flammable, posing a significant risk for wildfires. During dry, hot summer months, the limbs, bark, and leaves of a dead tree can ignite and spread a fire quickly. This can be especially dangerous in areas prone to wildfires, but the truth is that any dead, dry trees are a potential problem waiting to happen.

A tree that has fallen on a house

A Risk to Your Home

Dead trees are more prone to toppling over due to weakened roots and branches, and this can cause property damage and injury if the tree falls on your home. Even if you think the tree is stable, it’s best to have it removed before it becomes a safety hazard. After all, no one wants to deal with a fallen tree and a home repair project at the same time.

Termites inside a tree

Dead Trees Attract Pests

In many instances, dead trees provide a home for pests such as termites, carpenter ants, and other wood-eating insects. This can cause further damage to the tree, as well as to the surrounding structures. Removing the dead tree can help reduce the risk of an infestation and help keep your home pest-free.

Dying tree

The Dangers of Disease

One of the biggest reasons to consider tree removal is that dead trees can spread diseases to other trees in your yard. This can cause the other trees to become sick and even die, which can lead to an even larger problem. Removing the dead tree is the absolute best way to prevent the spread of disease to other trees on your property.

As you can see, tree removal is sometimes necessary for dead trees for both safety and aesthetic reasons. If you have a dead tree in your yard, contact our professional tree cutting service to assess the situation and determine the best course of action. Safety Tree Service can provide expert tree removal services to ensure the safety of your home and property, and no matter the situation, we’ll go the extra mile to ensure your satisfaction.

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  • Safety Tree Service did a great job trimming several elm and ash trees for me, as well as a few pin oaks. The pin oaks had various dead limbs that needed to be removed and other limbs that needed to be thinned. Ty did an excellent job removing the dead wood and trimming the trees, which helped reduce risk of damage from limbs falling and greatly improved the health and overall appearance of the trees. With the recent bad weather I’m glad I hired Ty as I’m confident one of the limbs would have come down on a power line. I received bids from multiple tree trimmers and Ty’s bid was very competitive and he was able to provide proof of insurance. Some of the other bidders offered lower prices but were not insured! I do recommend Ty to others as he did a great job for me.

    - Joel Y( Kansas City, Missouri Elm and Ash Tree Removal, February 2017 )
  • We needed a to have a couple of large trees removed from our yard. Safety Tree Service did a great job. They raked and collected everything and left us with a totally clean backyard. If we ever need any tree services in the future I will definitely contact you again.

    - Michael W( Kansas City, Missouri Tree Removal )
  • Safety Tree Service is always on time. They do what they say they are going to do. There is no smoke and mirrors with Safety Tree Service. I only recommend his company to all of my clients because I know he will treat them with respect and care.

    - Patrick F.( Kansas City, Missouri Tree Removal and Trimming, February 2017 )
  • We use Ty and his staff at Safety Tree exclusively for all of our tree work referrals. Our company conducts grounds maintenance on a wide variety of residential and commercial properties. We have referred our customers to Ty because they continually tell me how exceptional their overall experience was with Safety Tree. I have heard everything from “experts”, to “very professional”, to “very skilled”, to “clean” and “fair” used to describe their encounters. I would not hesitate at all to recommend Safety Tree to any private or public entity or for any project regardless of scope or size.

    - Tony C.( Olathe, KS Commercial Tree Services, January 2017 )