When it’s Time to Say ” Cut down the tree.”

When it’s Time to Say ” Cut down the tree”

In Southern Maryland, we have beautiful trees. It gives us fresh air and a cool shade during the summers months. Better yet, when you have one in your backyard, it just becomes part of our family time.

We always feel sad when we see a big tree down. Maybe the fact it has seen more generations then most of us, can contribute to protests against cutting it down.

Sadly, there are situations when the best choice is to cut it down for the risk of danger and loss of investments.

Signs Your Tree Should be Cut Down

Too Close to Home

If you have big branches leaning on the top of your roof, it should be removed. During a storm those branches can break off and can easily demage your property, leaving you with a loss of investment.

However, if the branches are small or if the upper part of the trunk is NOT leaning towards your home, your safe to enjoy it’s presence. You just need to keep triming the small branches to save the tree.


Signs of disease:

  • Frail branches easily fall off
  • Discolored leaves or yellow leaves that have weird looking nodules
  • The roots, the trunk or the branches are rotten


When you see fungus this indicates the tree is not healthy. You will see mushrooms around the base. It is safe to cut it down to prevent any human injury or building destruction.


If rodents, worms and scorpions are present, it can be causing more damage than you think. They can easily find their way to your home. You may have to call the home pest exterminator but it won’t work with the tree.

The Roots

If you happen to have a tree that grows its roots horizontal, you can have a serious problem.

They can damage any close pipes that will leave you with costly bills to repair. Do not underestimate nature’s course.

Wrong Environment

Maybe your past home owners planted a tree that cannot thrive in its foreign atmosphere. That is the reason why it hasn’t grown nor flourished. Remove it and find one that suits best for Southern Maryland.

Not Sure?

The Southern Maryland Fellers, can help you decide if the tree is worth living OR you will have to say ” cut it down.” They are not just tree cutters, but are tree lovers and can diagnose the true condition of your tree.

Do You Have a Dead Tree?

Your Tree has been Declared Dead!

Most people don’t like the idea of taking down that beautiful oak tree in Southern Maryland. Especially when it comes with so many memories.

Do you really have to cut it down?

If that tree is located in open space property, why not keep it? There are so many ideas on pinterest on what to do with a dead tree. Keeping the tree stump can add caracter to your place and can be very practical to have.

Many have used it to hang flower planters around the tree stump. Make something dead come back to life!

When its the only solution

Unfortunately, if your dead tree is close to your home, the only best solution is to bring it down.

An Oak tree can be quite a challenge to take down. It is advisable to call the Fellers of Southern Maryland to safely get your old tree down. Your tree can weigh super heavy and we don’t want you to be calling the ambulance for help.

Avoid a Dangerous Situation by calling The Southern Maryland Fellers to remove your dead tree

Why can’t I just wait

Every Tree is different and there are many variables that can make it just fall down.

You may want to just wait for nature to take place. However, we can get heavy storms in Southern Maryland. These storms can be strong enough to tumble your dead tree down and hit your home!

Most Home Insurance Companies do not cover the damage if it was fully recognized your dead tree should have been let down before the storm occurred.

To avoid any problems to your family’s safety and to your home, The Southern Maryland Fellers Tree Service is here to give you a hand!