My neighbor has been very helpful to me through the years, but there are some things that I wish he would not do. When he came over for a barbecue not long ago, he took one look at a tree in our yard and declared it diseased and on its way to a fast death. I knew that there was something wrong with the tree, but I was not as quick as he was to write it off. Instead, I contacted a company that does tree pruning in Asheville NC. I wanted a professional to come out and look at the tree to determine whether there was anything that could be done to save it.
When the arborist came out, I was so happy when he told me immediately that the tree could have a very bright and healthy future. He had looked the tree over and determined that there was a disease that was trying to take over the tree, but they would be able to cut away the branches that were compromised. He explained that the branches needed to come down so the disease did not spread to the rest of the tree, but also because it was a safety issue.
The diseased branches were not strong like the branches that were healthy. Because of this, they were more prone to fall, even without any outside forces like heavy winds. If my kids or dogs were under the tree when that happened, they could be seriously hurt or worse! He also explained that the branches that were coming off would not take away from the aesthetics of the tree because of their location. He would need to treat the tree several times also, but the end result is that the tree was able to be saved and it looks more gorgeous than ever!