Healthy trees must be surrounded by a healthy ecosystem, which means allowing for, and actively encouraging, the natural decay of fallen leaves, flowers and branches as well as encouraging natural areas for birds, animals and insects to use for nesting, feeding and playing.
Perhaps even more important for the environment are the even smaller lifeforms such as fungi and microbes that live in soil and we never see, but provide the essential foundations for all life. PanorArbor highly recommends reading "The Hidden Half of Nature" by David Montgomery & Anne Bliklé (click here for more information about David and Anne and their various publications).
Many dead or declining trees can be excellent habitat for birds, animals and insects and if there is not enough room on your property to allow nature to take its course on the whole tree as it is, we can offer alternative solutions so that the risk of damage from falling debris can be mitigated while the creation of some form of habitat can be facilitated.
If you are unsure about whether or not this makes sense; please ask yourself, "Have I ever seen an unattractive, unhealthy looking forest or woodland?"