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Hello! Welcome to my blog. My name is Col. I live in Perth and I have a passion for construction. I am pretty useless when it comes to construction work so I tend to leave it to the experts. However, I find that there is nothing more pleasing than seeing a team of construction workers complete a job. Over the years, I have hired many different types of construction worker and they have all taken the time to chat with me. During these conversations, I have learnt so pretty interesting things which I will be exploring on this blog. Enjoy!

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Two reasons why a tree in your garden might need to be felled

Ethan Burton

There are quite a few reasons why you may need to have a tree in your garden felled by an arborist. Here are two examples of why it might be a good idea to do this.

The presence of the tree may affect your ability to stay on good terms with your neighbour

If your tree is very tall and has a lot of dense foliage, its presence in your garden could potentially annoy your next-door neighbours and affect their ability to enjoy their garden. For example, if the branches of the tree extend past your property and hang over your neighbour's garden, the tree's leaves, twigs and fruit may end up frequently falling onto their property. Your neighbour may then be forced to either tolerate the mess created by this debris or spend their time cleaning it up.

Likewise, if your neighbour has a pet cat or dog that often roams around their garden, and your tree produces a fruit that is toxic to some animals (for instance, dogs can become very ill if they eat the stem and seeds of cherries produced by cherry trees), their pet could end up being poisoned as result of consuming the fruit that fell from your tree.

Additionally, the thick foliage on your tree may stop the sunlight from reaching some areas of your neighbour's garden, and in doing so, may make this area of their property dark, chilly and difficult to grow plants in.

If your neighbour expresses frustration or concerns regarding any of these issues, then it may be best to call a professional that does tree removal work and instruct them to fell the tree. This should help you to stay on good terms with your neighbour and thus avoid the stress and hassle of getting involved in a dispute with them.

Its falling fruit is ruining your garden furniture and decor  

Lots of homeowners love the fact that their trees bear fruit. However, this quality can sometimes turn an otherwise lovely tree into a bit of a nuisance. The main reason for this is that fruit will not remain on the branches of a tree, but will instead eventually fall to the ground. If the fruit in question is solid and relatively heavy (lemons, apples and avocados might fall into this category), it could damage your garden decor or furniture when it falls.

A falling apple could, for example, shatter your ceramic garden ornaments or crack one of your glass outdoor lanterns. Likewise, an avocado that falls from your tree could splatter when it hits your upholstered outdoor sofa, and its inner flesh could leave a bright green stain on the fabric.

If you value the items that you keep in your garden and don't want to have to replace them too frequently, then the best solution might be to get the fruit-bearing tree felled by an arborist.