How close to a house can you remove a tree?

On average, trees that grow tall and hang above your house should be at least 6 meters apart. Short trees and shrubs may be 3 meters away from the house, unless they have invasive roots that break the concrete. Trees that grow too close to the house can damage the foundation or roof and encourage insects, rodents and birds to invade. However, cutting down large trees yourself can be dangerous, so always seek professional help if you decide to follow this course of action.

When a tree is too close to your home, it could create a series of problems for you, your home, and even your neighbors. It doesn't matter if you planted it or if it's been there since you moved, you may have to be the one to remove it. Removing a tree close to the house requires extra care and attention, since you don't want to hurt yourself or your home. Some things to look for in a tree removal company before hiring them include liability insurance, the updated company license, the credentials of certified arborists, references and detailed estimates.

If tree pruning doesn't work, tree care professionals may recommend removing trees to place a greater distance between the tree and the house for safety reasons. Contact your insurance provider to evaluate your options or find a professional arborist to remove the tree from your property. It's important to keep in mind that removing trees isn't usually necessary when the tree is only close to your house and not actually on it. For more information on proper tree removal anywhere on your property, contact the tree experts at Tree Lopping Townsville Services.

FINES FOR ILLEGAL TREE REMOVAL Remember that the rules vary from one tip to another, so it's always worth checking if you need a permit or not, since the fines related to the illegal felling of a tree can be quite high. Common sense and judicial law recognize that trees drop leaves, bark, branches, flowers, fruits and sap as part of their normal life cycle and that this does not justify pruning or removing them excessively. If the tree poses a risk to your home or property, it's best to remove it before something bad happens. For example, trees that are close to power lines often need to be removed because they could fall on cables and cause power outages.

DISTANCE FROM THE HOUSE If the tree or vegetation is less than a certain distance from your home, you may not need a permit to remove them. A sudden tilt indicates breakage or weakening of the roots and the tree may need to be removed immediately. However, you should also make sure that you take the time to remove old trees that may be dangerously close to your home and get rid of them before they become a serious problem.

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