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  • Writer's pictureHenry Landeros

Don’t Plant That Tree Too Close to Your Home

You’re driving through a new neighborhood in Lewisville and finally spot the home you’re interested in buying. Everything seems perfect, and what really stands out are the big, beautiful trees dotting the front and back of the property. You can’t wait to live here, but you can’t help but notice something’s a little off. Someone planted several of the trees too close to your home.

It still looks amazing, but you’ve always been told never to do that. And you wonder aloud, “What’s the deal?”

You’re not wrong, and it’s definitely something you’ll want to fix sooner rather than later. While the temptation exists to plant trees wherever you like on your property (it’s your property, after all), you want to be mindful not to plant trees too close to your home. 

Why Planting a Tree Too Close to Your Home Is a Bad Idea

1. Invasive roots — The goal for any tree you plant is for the root system to take hold and spread out. This gives the tree a solid foundation and ensures it receives nutrients. But plant a tree too close to your home, and you’re just asking for those same powerful roots to invade your home’s foundation and cause cracks and shifting. 

2. Risk of a pest infestation — Trees planted too close to your home can quickly become easy access points for squirrels, rats, termites, etc., to invade your house. Pests and rodents can climb into open windows, scratch and tear your shingles, and bore holes into the home siding to access your attic or chimney.  

3. Falling branches and limbs — A tree planted too close to your home could lead to a heavy branch snapping and falling on your roof, car, or nearby structure. The tree could also fall over during a storm or because of disease and insects. 

4. Hidden damage you might not see at first — Leaves and twigs can gather on your roof, end up in your gutters, and limit how much rainwater is pushed away from your home. This can lead to leaks and other significant damage you might not see until it’s too late.

What’s a Safe Distance To Plant a Tree?

Our job at Clean Edge Tree Service & Removal in Lewisville, TX, is to ensure your trees retain their beauty for years to come. But when they are planted too close to your home, they could become a major headache. Naturally, this begs the question, “What’s a safe distance from my home to plant a tree?” A good rule of thumb is to plant them between 15 and 20 feet away. Obviously, this can change depending on the layout of your yard and which location makes the most sense for planting based on soil conditions, the size of the tree, etc. But if you stay true to this rule, you should be fine for years to come. And your property will still look great!

We know you take pride in your property, so we respect every homeowner’s vision and what makes the most sense for their needs. Our tree experts are here to come alongside you, consider your thoughts, assess the situation, and provide advice and options you may not have thought of to customize the right solutions to meet your individual tree service needs and goals.

Just a few benefits of calling us today include:

  • Work directly with the owner on every tree job

  • Responsiveness and fast scheduling

  • We can handle any size tree

  • Full-scope tree service and removal (no job is too big or too small)

  • We leave your property cleaner than we found it

Call Clean Edge Tree Service & Removal in Lewisville, TX Today!

Clean Edge Tree Service & Removal in Lewisville, TX, has served North Texas since 2016. More importantly, we have the equipment and experience to handle any tree needs safely and efficiently. Don’t believe us? Give us a call today!

There isn’t a tree in Lewisville that we can’t handle. Call Clean Edge Tree Service & Removal today!

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