Maintaining the landscaping around your home is essential to protecting its curb appeal and market value. But while many homeowners hire landscapers to care for the lawn and hardscapes, mature trees are often neglected. Trees that are not properly cared for can become sick and even die. And if you’re worried about property value, dead trees can be a significant liability.

Dead trees are not only unsightly, but they can also pose major risks for your home and family.

Safety Hazards

Dead trees lose structural integrity over time, making them a safety hazard. Falling branches can cause damage to your home, vehicles, or family members. You could also be legally liable if a visitor is injured on your property.

Dead trees are also susceptible to fires, whether they’re caused by lightning storms or negligence.

Infestation Risks

Insects love nothing better than rotting wood. Termites will feast on the dead trees and multiply quickly, posing a danger to your home structure and outdoor buildings.

Rodents and rats love to nest in dead trees, detracting from your home’s perceived value among buyers.

Aesthetic Downside

No matter how much you take care of your other landscaping, the entire aesthetic effect is ruined if you have dead trees on your property.

Increased Maintenance Costs

Having a dead tree removed from your property may seem like an unnecessary expense, but you may end up spending more money in the long run if you don’t deal with it promptly. If you are patching up your tree by pruning and stabilizing damaged branches, you’ll probably end up shelling out more for the damage control than simply removing the hazard.

Impact on Surrounding Trees

Dead trees are a breeding ground for disease and fungi that can damage other trees and vegetation on your property. Imagine spending thousands on a gorgeous landscaping design, only to see it wither and die from something easily prevented.


When you consider the numerous threats to your property value that dead trees bring, it just makes sense to have them professionally removed by a licensed arborist. Then the safety risks and aesthetic downfalls are mitigated, and you can continue to enjoy the beauty and value of a well-maintained property.

Protect Your Property Value with Professional Arborist Services

Safeguarding your property value is just one of the benefits of professional tree services. If you have dead or dying trees ruining your landscape’s visual beauty, call Pelfrey Tree.

Our top-rated arborist services are effective and affordable, and our team upholds the highest safety standards even in the most precarious situations. We’ll remove those unsightly trees quickly and leave the area clean and safe.

We arrive on-site to assess your trees and give you a professional recommendation for maintaining your trees’ health. We can even create a regular maintenance schedule for your remaining trees and help them thrive.

Our services include tree trimming, tree removal, stump removal, stump grinding, mulching, and much more.

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Preserve the charm and beauty of your trees, as well as your property value. Contact our team today for more information about our services or to schedule a professional assessment and quote.