Usually when people have a tree removed, it's because of issues with the tree itself. The tree might be dead or dying, or it may have a fungal disease. Sometimes, though, people have to remove a tree because of the effects that tree has on other plants, buildings, and humans in the area. Trees that tend to out-compete other plants and interfere with larger landscapes are known as invasive trees. Often, the best way to deal with an invasive tree is to remove it and replace it with a more friendly tree species. But how do you know that your tree is invasive? Here are some signs.

You're finding its roots really far from the tree.

A lot of invasive trees are termed as such because their roots spread out really broadly and interfere with things. These roots may grow into sewer lines. They may work their way through small cracks in your home's foundation, widening these cracks. If you are finding tree roots that are a long way from the tree itself, this is a sign the tree is invasive. You may find these roots when you dig to plant another plant, or they may even pop up above the surface of the ground.

Its seeds and seedlings are everywhere.

Some invasive trees are invasive because they spread a lot of seeds that lead to new trees popping up all over the place. Do you feel like you're continually pulling tiny trees out of your garden beds? Maybe you've cut down some that got a little larger before you got around to them. Your neighbors might be complaining of the same if their property is in the tree's "drop zone." Having the main tree removed is often easier than continuing to remove its offspring. 

You're having trouble with your home structures.

Maybe it's not just roots that you're finding but structures that are already suffering. Your fence posts may be leaning because roots are pressing on them. Or perhaps you have to keep clearing tree roots from your sewer line. You can keep taking steps to counteract the damage the invasive tree is doing, or you can address the problem at its source and have the tree removed.

Some trees just don't know what boundaries are and love to grow unchecked. If you have one of these invasive trees, contact a tree removal service near you. They can give you a quote, which should help you decide on your next steps.

Reach out to a tree removal specialist for more information.