Contents (Click To Jump)
- 1 What Are the Most Common Tree Issues in Beavercreek?
- 2 Does the City of Beavercreek Provide Any Assistance in Tree Removal Problems?
- 3 Who Is Responsible for Fallen Tree Removal in Beavercreek?
- 4 How Does the Soil Affect Trees in Beavercreek?
- 5 Does Weather Affect Tree Health in Beavercreek?
- 6 What if Dead Trees Are Near Power Lines in Beavercreek?
- 7 How Much Does Tree Removal Usually Cost in Beavercreek?
What Are the Most Common Tree Issues in Beavercreek?
When the summer heat arrives, you love the shade the trees in your yard provide. The area has many mature trees with a mixture of both native and non-native trees. Some trees that we see most often in Beavercreek yards include:
- Red Oak
- Japanese Maple
- Pagoda Dogwood
- American Hornbeam
- Japanese Lilac
- Witch Hazel
Some of these trees grow to stunning heights, and all of them add beauty and curb appeal. Many homeowners struggle with understanding what went wrong when they need to have a tree removed. Usually, it’s through no fault of the owner. Here are the most common tree issues that we see in Beavercreek:
Each year, the Beavercreek area sees almost 16 inches of snow, and the temperatures are extreme. During the days, the temperatures tend to be at or a little over the freezing point, but after dark, the temperatures plummet into the teens.
When you have an extensive number of nights that are that cold, the area suffers from a hard freeze. This condition freezes the moisture in your soil, and your trees can’t get the nutrients they need to live. Some trees in your Beavercreek yard will survive this weather, such as an evergreen. Other trees might not bounce back in the spring. If you have a tree that fails to grow when the weather warms up, it’s probably due to a hard freeze.
Sometimes, a tree bounces back in the spring and begins growing again. After a few weeks, it suddenly stops. This happens when a portion of the tree stops processing nutrients due to damage, and slowly, the area of damage spreads unit the tree dies.
If you have a tree that you think isn’t thriving after a hard freeze, our team can evaluate its condition.
Damage from Insects and Other Pests
As the weather warms up, insects and other pests return to your Beavercreek yard. These critters can damage or kill one of your healthy trees. While these bugs do serve a purpose, they might decide to live in or feast on one of your trees. The most common insects in the area include:
- Asian Longhaired Beetle
- Balsam Wooly Adelgid
- Black Turpentine Beetle
- Douglas-Fir Bark Beetle
- Douglas-Fir Tussock Moth
- Eastern Pineshoot Borer
- Emerald Ash Borer
Insects don’t understand the damage they’re doing, so by the time you notice an insect infestation, they might be infesting multiple trees in your yard, especially trees in a tight group. You can treat an infestation if you catch it early, but you need to be able to recognize the signs of an insect infestation, which include:
- Bugs on the tree or swarming in the area
- Limbs and leaves that grow in smaller than average
- Leaves that appear misshapen or discolored
- Weak areas around the limbs
- Missing bark on the trunk
- Fewer leaves in the canopy
- Sudden lack of growth
As soon as you notice the signs of an infestation, our team can evaluate the tree and recommend a treatment plan or its removal.
Does the City of Beavercreek Provide Any Assistance in Tree Removal Problems?
The City of Beavercreek assists with any trees that are on public land, including an easement. They will plant, prune, trim, and remove any trees in these areas. However, the city won’t assist with removing a tree on private property, and this includes your yard.
Who Is Responsible for Fallen Tree Removal in Beavercreek?
When it comes to removing a fallen tree and who is responsible, we get many phone calls. We hear the phrase “what if” often. We’ve put together this section to cover those “what ifs.”
If you’re a homeowner?
As a Beavercreek homeowner, you can expect to be responsible for removing a fallen tree in your yard about 95 percent of the time. If you have an area of an easement in your yard, and a tree falls in this area, you can get the city or a local utility company to remove it for you. If you’re unsure if the area is an easement, you can always call and ask.
If you’re a renter?
You might be a tenant renting a home in Beavercreek, mowing the grass and raking leaves. However, a fallen tree in the yard remains the responsibility of the homeowner to remove. You do want to let the homeowner know as soon as you see a problem with a tree and let them take action before it falls.
If you’re a landlord?
As the landlord, you’re also the homeowner. Even though you have a tenant living in your home, it’s your responsibility to remove a fallen tree from the Beavercreek yard. The renter should let you know if there’s a problem.
If you’re a neighbor?
With such large trees in the area, it’s entirely possible that someday you’ll walk outside and find one of your neighbor’s trees lying in both of your yards. When this happens, you’re responsible for removing the part of the tree that’s now lying in your yard.
There is one exception. If your neighbor knew there was an issue with the tree and didn’t act, they’re considered negligent and liable. They’re liable for any damage to your home or yard along with the removal of the entire tree.
It’s a good idea to talk to your neighbor before you talk to an attorney. You might be able to work it out between the two of you. This is the best outcome since it allows you to maintain a friendly relationship.
How Does the Soil Affect Trees in Beavercreek?
The most common soil type that we see in the Beavercreek area is Miamian. This type of soil should help your trees grow strong and healthy. It absorbs water well and drains it equally well. This can protect your trees from the possibility of root rot, a fungal disease that can damage a tree.
Does Weather Affect Tree Health in Beavercreek?
You can expect the weather in Beavercreek to affect the health of your trees. The harsh winter weather brings a hard freeze. With the soil frozen, the trees in your yard can’t get the nutrients they need to survive and grow.
In the spring, violent storms can bring thunder and lightning. When lightning strikes a tree, it damages or kills the tree. In some cases, lightning will split a healthy tree in half.
Along with the storms, there’s a chance of a tornado, and Beavercreek has seen some serious tornadoes. The funnel can bring winds of up to 300 mph, depending on the twister’s category. Winds this high can pick up your tree and toss it like a baseball.
What if Dead Trees Are Near Power Lines in Beavercreek?
Dead trees and power lines have a chance of becoming a deadly combination. If you see a tree lying on a power line, move far away and call emergency services to handle the situation. A dead tree near a power line also presents a dangerous situation. You need an electrical professional to safely remove it from your Beavercreek yard in most cases.
If the dead tree is close to a power line, it isn’t unheard of that it might be on an area of an easement owned by the power company. They’ll remove the tree if this is the case. Otherwise, as the homeowner, it’s up to you to make arrangements with our specialists and pay for the tree’s removal.
How Much Does Tree Removal Usually Cost in Beavercreek?
The cost of tree removal is always one of the first inquiries we hear. The cost of tree removal in the area runs between $150 and $1,950 with an average of about $650. There are a few factors that affect the final cost:
Tree Removal Permit
The City of Beavercreek requires residents to apply for and receive a tree removal permit before work begins on removing it. This takes additional time and money, increasing the total on your final cost.
Our team can perform other services when we remove a tree. Many homeowners ask to remove the stump. Two more popular services are running the tree through a wood chipper or splitting the tree into logs to use as firewood. Wood chips are great to use around your yard as mulch to help your trees and plants grow.
Taller or thicker trees require more time for us to remove. They also require additional safety measures. We need to make sure that the tree comes down without and damage to your Beavercreek home. We also don’t want to place our team in any danger.