Perhaps one of the biggest concerns for homeowners is whether trees are damaging their homes foundations. If there are existing cracks in the foundations, tree roots can find their way into those cracks. If a trees roots get really big, they can actually start growing under the foundation, causing it to rise.
Another risk to the home is falling leaves, branches and tree limbs. Leaves and branches can easily clog gutters which, if left for any length of time, will start to present a problem structurally. Branches and tree limbs could fall and do damage to roofs, power or communication wires or, worse still, a passerby or occupant of the home.
Trees will provide better access for rodents and insects to come into your home which will mean the need for increased pest control.
Fire. Trees can increase the spread of fire. In areas at risk of wildfire, this is a big danger.
So, if you have trees close to your home, what are some ways to minimize the above-mentioned issues? It might be good to have a professional trim the trees for you and lower the risk of tree limbs falling. Also, have a periodic check of your trees to determine their health. If you discover any of them are dying, removal might be the best option.