Stein Tree Service Discusses When Tree Removal May Be Necessary

By Stein Tree
Posted on October 9, 2019

Homeowners love their trees for many reasons: because they are beautiful, provide shade, add interest and so much more. Tree care is important to maintaining healthy trees, but any tree can have cause to struggle. At Stein Tree Service, we are passionate about trees, and we do what we can to promote or restore tree health. However, sometimes tree removal is the only option.

Insect Infestation

There are a number of threats from the insect world that you need to be aware of to keep your trees safe. In the last decade, homeowners in both Delaware and Pennsylvania have had to deal with several, including bagworms, emerald ash borer and the spotted lanternfly. Being aware of your trees general health and inspecting them regularly can help you identify these infestations early, and a certified arborist may be able to treat them. In some cases, a tree needs to be removed for the health of surrounding trees.

Major Weaknesses

Tree with fungus growing on the trunk and base - tree removal - Stein Tree Service

Some trees develop disease, are damaged, or fail to thrive due to other issues. These problems can cause weakness of branches or the trunk, which can endanger people or property nearby. Be vigilant with your tree care and do your best to spot any problems early. Fungus growing on the tree, dead branches or early leaf fall can be indicators of more serious issues. If you act quickly, a tree care specialist may be able to take remedial action in time to save the tree. If he/she is unable to do so, they can safely remove the tree for you.


Overgrowth is one of the more common reasons that trees will end up needing to be permanently removed. Sometimes a tree may just be the wrong size for a given area. In such a case, tree pruning may be insufficient to control the size, and to avoid damage to sidewalks or structures, or to avoid contact with power lines, tree removal will be necessary.

Stein Tree Offers Professional and Safe Tree Removal

We love trees, but sometimes we have situations where tree removal is unavoidable. In such a case, we have the experience and equipment necessary to perform the job safely. Our compact spider lift offers little impact to your landscape, and allows us to remove even tall trees from a confined space easily. Contact us today for a free consultation!




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