Trees are an essential part of our environment and provide numerous benefits to our daily lives. They improve air quality, reduce noise pollution, and enhance the aesthetic value of our surroundings. However, there are times when trees become a risk to public safety or personal property, and they need to be removed.

Tree removal is a crucial task that requires expertise and experience, and the team at A1 Sure Services showcase one of New Zealand’s best professional tree removal companies that can help you with this task. In this blog, we will discuss how A1 Sure Services can determine if a tree is to be removed. We will cover the factors that influence the decision to remove a tree, including safety concerns, the tree’s health, and its location.

We will also discuss the process of removing a tree, including the equipment used and the steps involved in ensuring the safe removal of the tree. By the end of this article, you will have a better understanding of how A1 Sure Services can help you determine if a tree needs to be removed and the steps involved in the tree removal process.


Structural Issues

One of the first things that A1 Sure Services considers when determining if a tree needs to be removed is its structural integrity. Trees that have suffered from significant structural damage, such as a large crack in the trunk, or are leaning severely, may need to be removed as they pose a safety risk to people and property.


Dead or Dying Branches

Dead or dying branches are a clear indication that a tree is unhealthy and may need to be removed. These branches are often an indication of disease or pest infestation, and removing them is necessary to prevent further damage to the tree.

It’s also important to note that not all trees with dead or dying branches need to be removed. A1 Sure Services can prune away the affected branches and treat the tree for pests or diseases to help restore its health. However, this depends on the extent of the damage and the overall health of the tree.


Disease or Pest Infestation

Trees that are infested with pests or diseases may need to be removed to prevent further spread to other trees. A1 Sure Services will inspect the tree for any signs of disease or pest infestation and determine the best course of action.

Pests and diseases can also affect the safety of people and property. For example, a tree that is infested with termites or borers may have weakened wood that can easily break and fall, posing a safety risk. Additionally, trees that are diseased may have weakened branches that can easily break and fall, posing a safety risk to people and property below.

A professional tree removal company like A1 Sure Services can inspect the tree for any signs of pests or disease and determine the best course of action.

If the infestation or disease is minor, the tree may be treated with appropriate insecticides or fungicides to restore its health. However, if the damage is extensive, it may be necessary to remove the tree to prevent the further spread of the infestation or disease and to ensure the safety of people and property.



Trees that are located in areas that pose a risk to people and property may need to be removed. For example, a tree that is growing too close to power lines may need to be removed to prevent power outages or electrical hazards.


Age or Condition

The age and overall condition of a tree are also important factors to consider when determining if it needs to be removed. Old trees are more susceptible to disease and decay, which can make them more dangerous. Trees that have not been maintained properly may also need to be removed to prevent potential hazards.


Older trees are more likely to have structural problems and may be more prone to disease and decay. In general, if a tree is nearing the end of its natural lifespan, it may be more likely to need removal. However, age alone should not be the only factor considered. If a tree is in good condition and poses no risk to people or property, it may be able to remain in place even if it is quite old.

Tree Condition:

The condition of the tree is also an important factor to consider. If a tree is diseased, damaged, or structurally unsound, it may pose a risk to people or property and may need to be removed. Signs of tree damage or disease can include:

  • Cracks or splits in the trunk or branches
  • Dead or dying branches
  • Fungus growing on the trunk or base of the tree
  • Signs of insect infestation
  • Leaning or tilting of the tree

A1 Sure Services

A1 Sure Services, no job is too big or too small. As a family-run business with over 20 years of arborist experience, we provide high-quality and affordable tree care services to residential and commercial clients, Auckland-Wide. We have public liability cover of up to $2,000,000, providing you with total peace of mind. 

Our services include tree removal, tree felling, land clearing, tree trimming, tree pruning, stump grinding, stump removal and emergency tree services. At A1 Sure Services, we do free on-site inspections and can typically carry this out within 24 hours (99% of the time). We are also offering 15% off all tree removal work in Auckland – Take advantage of this current special. 

“I recently used A1 Sure Services to help remove several trees on our property. They were quick to view the site and delivered affordable and high-quality tree removal services; I would 10/10 recommend it!”

– Five-Star Google Review

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