Most of us would be aware that a very tall tree growing close to a house is not a good thing. There’s the potential damage to the foundations of houses to consider and the danger of trees dropping large limbs into yards and onto houses posing a danger to people and property, not to mention the risk of the trees being blown over in bad storms – particularly if they’re older trees or trees with rot or weaknesses in the structure. Some people might be relaxed about leaves in the gutters, but if leaves are allowed to build up in gutters, gutters fill and overflow in downpours, potentially causing damage to ceilings and interior walls. And of course dampness leads to attractive conditions for termites and then there’s a termite risk... oh the joys of being a home owner!
I was researching businesses to fell and lop large trees and clear overgrown residential blocks recently and came across this video. It has to be seen to be believed! Do play it with the sound ‘on’ for added effect – although not too loudly if the children are asleep!
Can you see the tree wobble as he drops the heavy limbs to the ground? Shudder! I’ll keep my feet firmly on the ground thank you very much!