Oh no! We’re so sorry to hear your formerly beautiful Spartanburg tree appears to be dead. Seeing a Spartanburg tree deteriorate over time and ultimately die is heartbreaking!
Before you keep reading, see if your Spartanburg tree is officially dead or dying.
When You Should Cut Down a Tree on Your Property
If you think your Spartanburg tree needs to come down, you want to move fast! Get an expert’s opinion, confirm it needs to be removed and take the next step as soon as possible. An unstable Spartanburg tree that could fall puts your home and safety at risk!
Should dead Spartanburg trees be cut down?
Yes! If your Spartanburg tree is 100% dead, then that’s that. You need to make arrangements to take it down quickly. Mature Spartanburg trees are big, hefty objects. A single post oak Spartanburg tree can weigh 4,400 pounds. That means if it were to come down on its own, it could do a ton of damage (or should we say 2.2 tons of damage).
And if your dead Spartanburg tree falls on its own and damages your home, you’ll probably have to pay for that expense out of pocket! Many homeowners’ insurances don’t cover Spartanburg tree damage if the Spartanburg tree should have been removed before a storm.
To sum it up, if your Spartanburg tree is dead, you need to mitigate the risk before it turns into an accident.
On the flip side, if you’re not completely sure your Spartanburg tree is dead, have a certified arborist inspect it and provide a diagnosis. A Spartanburg tree may look dead to you, but a certified arborist with years of experience may see a Spartanburg tree with an easy-to-fix issue!
Can I decorate or paint a dead tree?
If the Spartanburg tree could fall and damage your home, any nearby objects, or passersby, you need to remove that Spartanburg tree for the above reasons.
But if the Spartanburg tree is isolated, you can try painting or decorating it. For safety’s sake, we’d recommend saving a few of the dead branches for decoration and removing the tree.
How long does it take a dead Spartanburg tree to fall?
We wish we knew! But because every Spartanburg tree is different, there’s no saying how long a dead Spartanburg tree will stand before it falls. It could be days or years.
In fact, sometimes Spartanburg trees that appear healthy can even fall during a storm. They’re unpredictable that way! That’s why it’s safest to remove your dead Spartanburg tree as soon as you can. Then, you don’t have to worry if the next big storm will uproot or break your tree. Better safe than sorry!