Here at GP Associates, Inc., we specialize in fiber optic installation, including subterranean installation. Because of this, we have learned a thing or two about what trees can do to underground utilities and when it’s necessary to remove them. We also understand that many home and business owners love their greenery and may be reluctant to part with it, so we have put together this article to provide more information on when tree removal is necessary and why.
- Too Close- One of the primary situations in which we at GP Associates, Inc. will recommend tree removal is when the tree in question is too close to the property. Not only is there a possibility that the tree will fall on the structure during a storm, but there is the much more likely possibility that its roots will grow into foundation, plumbing, or other underground utilities and do major damage. A tree’s roots take up as much space underground as its branches do in the air, so even if you feel like there is plenty of space between your property and the tree, this may not actually be the case.
- Too Impractical- The other main situation in which we will recommend tree removal is when the tree is located in the same area that has been marked out for network installation. As we mentioned above, trees have extensive root systems, and trying to carefully dig around them to install cable just isn’t practical in a majority of cases. If you want to get the network speed and reliability you need, you may have to give up the tree that’s currently occupying the best spot for the network.
We at GP Associates, Inc. hope that this article has been helpful. If you want to find out whether a tree on your property should be removed, feel free to give us a call to discuss your situation.