Remove A Tree To Improve Plant Growth In Your Backyard

Growing and maintaining a healthy landscape requires dedication, effort, and optimal conditions. Many factors can get in the way of a plant thriving, such as being nonnative and not getting the sunlight, shade, or water needed to grow and stay healthy. Another possibility is a tree causing problems for a bush, flower, shrub, or tree you are trying to grow.

While you can transplant at-risk plants to a safer location, you may be determined to keep your new growth in the same location. An ideal solution is to remove the problematic tree. Understanding issues that a tree can cause will help you get tree removal for the right reasons.


A tree can prevent a plant or patch of grass from growing well from the canopy blocking sunlight and even rainwater. For instance, smart irrigation systems can detect when rainfall occurs and will not run on schedule to prevent overwatering that may harm plants. The issue is that a thick tree canopy can keep grass and plants underneath from getting rainwater.

Another possible problem is the canopy blocking sunlight for most of the day. Some plants need several hours of direct sunlight exposure to grow and stay healthy. Removing a tree is the most reliable way to solve this problem and give your plants the sun exposure they need to thrive.


Some trees create a lot of debris, which can prove problematic for plants growing in the area. Falling branches can crash hard enough on the ground to destroy plants immediately. But other debris such as flowers, leaves, seeds, and twigs can cause substantial harm over time.

Even if a tree canopy does not block much sunlight, you may notice the debris smothering plants and preventing them from getting enough sun and water. The only way to handle this problem on your own is continuously clean up the debris that falls to the ground.

A permanent solution is to remove the tree creating the most debris on your landscape. This will provide immediate relief for your plants and save you time and effort on cleaning.


Tree roots may harm plants whether they are deep or shallow. Deep roots can overpower nearby plant roots to steal water and nutrients. Shallow roots are problematic for a different reason. They will continue growing into nearby plants and cause growth complications. Even if a plant survives, it may not end up with a healthy growth pattern for long-term survival.

Removing a tree is an excellent way to avoid and eliminate these issues to improve plant growth throughout your backyard.

For more information on tree removal services, contact a professional near you.

About Me

how to identify tree illnesses and infestations

I spent my youth in the city, but when I got married, I moved out into the country with my new husband. We bought a house on a beautiful, wooded piece of land. It is the sanctuary that I had been missing all of my life. Unfortunately, having not grown up around trees, I was unaware of the fact that several of the trees were being killed by a nasty little beetle. Since those trees were removed, I have taken the time to learn how to identify tree illnesses and infestations before they become so serious that the trees need to be removed. Find out how to identify these issues here on my blog.