When you've got older trees in your yard that need to be removed, the removal process seems easy enough at first. Once you get the trees evaluated, though, you could find extra issues you have to deal with. These issues are totally solvable, but they can extend the time it takes to get the trees out of your yard, and they may require more attention from you. The tree service will take care of the most difficult work, of course, but you'll need to know what to expect if your trees have any of these issues.

A Taproot 

Some trees have shallow, spreading roots, while others have taproots. These are long, vertical roots that head deep down into the soil to tap into underground water sources and grab moisture in the soil in regions where rapid evaporation is a problem. If you're just having the visible portion of the tree removed, a taproot won't interfere with that process. But if you're also having the stump removed, that could take longer, potentially, as the tree service will want to make sure it's gotten all of the roots. Those taproots can grow amazingly long and can be harder to dig out. Don't let that discourage you; just be prepared for the process to take longer.

Aggressive Roots and Sprouts

Some trees have really aggressive roots that will resprout if even a small portion is left in the soil. If you're having one of these trees removed, you'll have to be on the lookout in the months afterward for sprouts poking up out of the soil. If you see these, call the tree service back and have them attack those sprouts.

Narrow or Short Access

The tree service will have to bring equipment in to remove the tree, and sometimes the access route to the tree is too narrow or short, such as when your garden gate has a decorative arch over the top. The tree service can still remove the tree, but it may have to take it out bit by bit instead of cutting off most of the tree at once. That will extend the time needed to remove the tree.

Pathogens That Spread Easily

If the tree is being removed due to illness, you have to be very careful. Fungal, bacterial, and even viral pathogens can stick to leaves and small pieces of tree debris. That allows them to infect other nearby plants. If the tree in your yard has one of these infections, you have to be sure all debris from the removal is cleaned up, and you have to keep checking nearby plants for signs of infection for a few weeks if not months. The tree service should be able to tell you what to look for.

To find out more, contact tree removal services today.