Tree Removal in Sevenoaks | 4 Signs Your Tree Needs Cutting Down

Unless you’re experienced in tree surgery, it can be difficult to tell what services your tree needs. You may be worrying about a tree on your property because you think it needs removing, but how can you be sure? With over 10 years of experience as tree surgeons, we know exactly what to look for. To help you better understand the needs of your trees, we’ve provided a guide to the key signs that suggest you need tree removal in Sevenoaks or the surrounding areas. With this information, you can call us to arrange removal or maintenance services.

Furthermore, because we also provide fencing and hedge cutting, you have the option to schedule these services to complement tree work. This is a convenient and cost-effective option for our domestic and commercial customers.

While the following are good starting points, it’s important to hire professional tree surgeons for tree services. Working to industry standards and with specialist equipment, we ensure the safety of workers and pedestrians in Sevenoaks.

1. Leaning

Leaning is an obvious sign that a tree is at risk of falling. However, some trees have a slight lean while being perfectly stable.

If you notice the slant begins to increase, you need to take precautionary steps to ensure it doesn’t fall and cause harm to people, buildings, fencing or other property. Professional tree removal is the best way to ensure safety.

Other signs that indicate your tree in Sevenoaks is at risk of falling are loose soil and cracked roots, which suggest the tree has broken from its root system.As well as removing problem trees, we undertake hedge cutting and removal for overgrown and/or leaning hedgerows.

2. Cracks

You can easily spot deep or large cracks on the surface of trees. These often indicate structural weakness or internal decay which, if serious enough, can cause the tree to split and collapse.

However, cracks don’t always mean the tree is dangerous, and even hollow trees can stand safely for many years.

3. Environment

The location of trees in Sevenoaks is often a key factor when deciding if you need tree removal. We often undertake tree surgery for trees that are too big for their environment, or that pose a potential risk to nearby structures and property.

In addition, some locations, such as on a rock ledge or next to a body of water, can cause problems with root structure, leading to instability. In these cases, removal is the best option.

Trees may also be in the way of construction or new fencing installations. While it’s best to try and preserve trees, we may be able to remove them.

4. Dead Wood

Weak, dying or dead branches are another sign that you may benefit from tree removal in Westerham, Sevenoaks or the surrounding areas. When parts of a tree die, they pose a serious risk because they can fall and harm passers-by or damage property.

Deadwood is easy to spot by leaves that turn brown or don’t grow at all in the spring or summer.

Although you may not need to remove the whole tree, it’s important to seek professional advice from qualified tree surgeons, who advise on the best course of action. It may be that deadwooding services, a type of tree surgery to remove dead branches, is enough to return the safety of your tree.

It’s important to note that trees can have various protections, so it’s vital to check the status of trees with the local authority before carrying out work. This includes hedge cutting where trees form part of the hedgerow.

Call us on 01883 626007 or 07401 176632 for tree removal and other services in Sevenoaks and the surrounding areas.