Contents (Click To Jump)
- 1 What Are the Most Common Tree Issues in Trumbull County?
- 2 Does Trumbull County Provide Any Assistance in Tree Removal Problems?
- 3 Who Is Responsible For Fallen Tree Removal in Trumbull County?
- 4 How Does the Soil Affect Trees in Trumbull County?
- 5 Does Weather Affect Tree Health in Trumbull County?
- 6 What If Dead Trees Are Near Power Lines in Trumbull County?
- 7 How Much Does Tree Removal Usually Cost in Trumbull County?
What Are the Most Common Tree Issues in Trumbull County?
Forests in Trumbull County add to the area’s natural beauty and provide many benefits to the resident, from offering shade on sunny days to providing a space for outdoor enjoyment. Therefore, keeping our trees healthy and thriving for future generations requires proper maintenance and care by the community and identifying early signs of hungry pests or tree stress. Some of the most common tree issues affecting the health and aesthetic value of Trumbull County trees include:
Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB)
Feeding on many different hardwood tree species, the Asian longhorned beetle is a major threat to the forests in Trumbull County and across the United States. The adult invasive wood-boring beetle is easily identified by its long antennae and black body covered with small white spots. While adult beetles feed on the leaves and bark of the tree, the larva causes the most damage by feeding on the tissues responsible for carrying nutrients for the tree and eventually the woody tree tissue. If you think any of your trees have an ALB infestation, you should report it to the USDA by calling 1-866-702-9938 before calling us for removal services.Signs to watch for an ALB infestation include:
- Perfectly round exit holes on the trunk
- Sawdust-like material called frass on branches or around the tree
- Tunneling seen in broken or cut branches
- Weeping sap from wounds on the tree of the beetle’s egg sites
- Leaves turning yellow prematurely
- Dead branches
Beech Leaf Disease (BLD)
Affecting the various species of beech trees in Trumbull County, an invasion of nematodes in the tree’s leaves and buds causes BLD. Even with common management techniques to prevent BLD in new areas, the Forest Service has determined the disease is spreading from west to east by the number of new county detections in 2019 and 2020. Therefore, it is important to be on the lookout for diseased trees to prevent further attack on our beech trees. In the spring, you can identify early signs of BLD by the dark stripes or bands appearing immediately upon bud break between the veins of the leaves. Other symptoms include:
- Unevenly distributed leaves in the lower canopy of the tree
- Heavily banded, shrunken, or crinkled leaves
- Leaves with a thick, leathery texture
- Chlorotic banding in severe BLD
- Aborted bud development
- Premature leaf drop
- Thinning canopy over time
From human-caused pollution to natural disasters, several environmental factors can cause tree issues in Trumbull County. Planting trees in compacted or degraded soils can hinder the tree’s growth because they do not have the environmental conditions to thrive due to a lack of nutrients. Pollutants also harm trees in Trumbull County, and with the area located downwind of the industrial heartland, air pollution is a threat. Acid rain happens when sulfur dioxide (SO2) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) react in the atmosphere and can, directly and indirectly, affect our trees, making them more vulnerable to other biological and environmental stressors. Therefore, the signs of air pollution injury are often similar to other stressors and include:
- Discolored leaves or needles
- Spots occurring between veins of the leaves
- Leaf tips appearing burnt
Other environmental stressors that cause the decline of trees in Trumbull County are caused by drought conditions, erosion due to silty soil, and storm damage breaking branches or uprooting trees.
Does Trumbull County Provide Any Assistance in Tree Removal Problems?
While Trumbull County does not assist homeowners with tree removal on private property, service foresters will assist woodland owners with the management of their forest land. They will work with you to help meet your woodland goals and help keep your trees healthy. Trumbull County does handle the maintenance and removal of trees in our community’s urban forests and right-of-ways.
Who Is Responsible For Fallen Tree Removal in Trumbull County?
When a tree falls in Trumbull County, who is responsible for the removal? As with other areas, it is typically up to the property owner in Trumbull County to handle fallen tree removal on their property. However, what if you rent a property where a tree falls or if the fallen tree is across your property line? To help clarify who is responsible for these situations, we’ve outlined each one below.
If you’re a homeowner?
As a homeowner in Trumbull County, it is your responsibility to handle fallen tree removal on your property. Tree removal and trimming are part of the maintenance tasks that come with being a homeowner. You can check with your homeowner’s insurance to determine if they will help cover the cost for removal or any related damages for fallen trees on your property.
If you’re a renter?
As a renter in Trumbull County, it is the property owner’s responsibility to pay for fallen tree removal. Therefore, if a tree falls on a property you are renting, you should contact your landlord.
If you’re a landlord?
As a landlord in Trumbull County, you must handle the expense of having a tree removed from your rental property because it is the property owner’s responsibility. While rentals are an excellent investment for making additional income, you must also be prepared to perform or pay for all property maintenance and repairs. To help prevent a surprise expense of fallen tree removal on your rentals, you should contact us to routinely check for tree issues to spot early signs of a dead or dying tree.
If you’re a neighbor?
A dispute over a fallen tree across property lines can make the best of neighbors turn to enemies. When tree branches grow onto the neighboring property, the neighbor can freely trim back to the property line if they find them a nuisance. However, if a tree falls onto your neighbor’s property, it is usually the property owner’s responsibility where the tree was originally growing to handle the expense for its removal and any related damages caused. Since Trumbull County considers a dispute over fallen trees across property lines a civil dispute, it is up to the involved parties and their desired attorneys to decide who should handle the tree removal or if they should share the expense.
How Does the Soil Affect Trees in Trumbull County?
The majority of soil in Trumbull County is poorly drained to moderately well-drained with a high hazard for erosion. The soil is made of glacial deposits from the last ice age and enriched with a silty material called loess. The silty soil and risk of erosion led to Trumbull County introducing Erosion and Sediment Country Regulations to help ensure tree removal or planting do not cause negative effects to the area’s landscape.
Does Weather Affect Tree Health in Trumbull County?
Located in northern Ohio, Trumbull County is one of the coldest places in the state, with around 135 days each year when the low temperatures are below freezing and averaging approximately 44 inches of snow annually. The cold winters along with the wet summers and falls affect the health of trees in Trumbull County. The oversaturated soil can lead to tree root issues, such as root rot, which can make them susceptible to the attack of pests or other diseases. While most native trees have adapted to the local weather, it can hinder the lifespan of newly planted trees.
What If Dead Trees Are Near Power Lines in Trumbull County?
When there are dead or fallen trees near power lines, you should contact FirstEnergy to handle the necessary trimming or removal. It is extremely dangerous for untrained professionals to work near power lines. Dead or dying trees near power lines are one of the leading causes of power outages in Trumbull County. While FirstEnergy maintains a vegetation management schedule to keep the lines clear, they will inspect any reported tree problems to remove any safety hazards. If a customer needs a tree removed between a utility pole and their home, FirstEnergy will temporarily disconnect the service for safe tree removal at the property owner’s expense. We can then safely remove or prune the tree for you.
How Much Does Tree Removal Usually Cost in Trumbull County?
The average cost for tree removal in Trumbull County is around $650. The numerous factors that affect tree removal costs are why homeowners in Trumbull County typically pay between $150 and $1,750. We’ve listed some top factors that can increase or decrease your quote for removing a tree from your property.
Has the Tree Already Fallen?
Removing a fallen tree is often more affordable than removing a living or still-standing tree. Already fallen trees are usually less risky for our crew members and require less equipment to safely remove than those that must be cut down first. The only exception that could make fallen tree removal higher is if the tree needed to be removed is on a building or structure or blocking roadways.
How Quickly Do You Need the Tree Removed?
While you can’t always plan for tree removals, it can save you money when you can. During the off-season for our tree removal professionals, you can often get a lower quote than if you need a tree removed during their busy season. Also, in emergency situations, your quote will likely be higher because of the additional equipment or labor required to remove the tree promptly.
What Is the Tree Size?
Yes, size does matter when having a tree removed. Taller trees often require additional equipment or labor to safely remove than shorter ones. Therefore, you can expect to pay more to remove a 100-foot tree than you would a 20-foot tree.