What Happens to Roots When Trees Are Cut Down?

A tree stump and roots remaining after a tree removal on a Massachusetts property.

A tree removal doesn’t actually mean that the entire tree is removed. Depending on what you choose, you will be left with a tree stump or shavings from tree stump grinding, and tree roots. Lots of roots. Though tree roots are mostly underground, the importance of a tree’s roots cannot be overstated. Not only do roots bring water, nutrients, and oxygen to the rest of the tree, but the roots also act as an anchor, keeping the tree steady through high winds and rough weather.

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When To Remove A Tree

An American Climbers tree climber works to remove a tree near a home in Massachusetts.

There are signs to look for that will help you decide when to remove a tree from your property. Read this article to learn about those signs and know what to do when you spot them.

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Removing Trees in Confined Spaces

A photo from the point-of-view of an American Climbers crew member as they work to remove a tree in a tight spot between two buildings.

Tree removal is challenging, especially in confined spaces. Here’s what you need to know about removing trees in tight or narrow areas, including small backyards, between buildings, and near power lines.

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