In Ferndale, residents know the value that a big, full, shady can add to their Washington home, both in terms of resale value and the enjoyment of you and your family. One of the hardest things a tree owner must do is decide when it’s time to say goodbye to a tree that has given them and their outdoor living space so much. Whatcom Tree Service wants you to be absolutely sure you’re ready for tree removal, but we also want to make sure that it happens before your dying tree turns into a legitimate threat to the safety of you and your family. Here are some signs of a dying tree.

When trees enter the end of their life cycle, it’s not uncommon for other organisms to move in. You may see signs that ants or other insects have taken up residence, carving out homes for themselves in your tree. Another thing to look for is fungus or mushroom growth near the base of the tree. Often this is a result of rotting roots just below the surface of the ground. Don’t be fooled by a few healthy limbs when the majority of the tree is not producing leaf growth; those parts are already dead and they won’t be coming back. If you’re seeing these things, tree removal may be the next step.

Fortunately, Whatcom Tree Service is skilled at tree felling, removal, and even stump elimination. Let our local tree stump removal service help you reclaim your yard, clearing away the dead wood and giving you a new opportunity to use the extra space. And if you want to plant a new tree to replace the old one in your Ferndale yard, we understand!