Living on a bluff usually means having beautiful views to look at. If you have trees that are blocking your views, however, you might be tempted to just cut them down. In some cases, this is not a good idea. Below are the reasons why and a better option you have so you can get your view back.
Problems removing the trees could cause
One problem that could happen if you remove trees from the bluff is it could cause soil erosion. When this happens, the slope will become unstable over time. This is because the roots of the trees act like a net that anchors and stabilizes the soil. If the trees are close together, the roots can twine together, which makes them an even stronger anchor. If you remove the trees, the soil erosion could be so great that it would result in a landslide. If you are removing a large amount of trees that are on the bluff, this can cause a slope failure, which is when the slope quickly collapses.
The only time you should remove a tree from the bluff is if it is dead. You should also remove a tree that weighs enough that it is leaning in a downward position. If this tree would uproot, it could take along with it the roots from the other trees close to it, causing a landslide. You should never try to remove these trees on your own, but instead contact a tree service company to do the job for you.
Tree trimming to take care of the problem
The best solution to your problem is trimming the trees so they do not block your view. A tree service company can thin out the trees by removing inner branches. If this does not take care of the problem, they can trim the tops of the trees to remove any branches that may be blocking your view. Ask the tree service company to come out periodically to trim the trees. It will be much easier for them to do it then instead of waiting until they are completely blocking your view again.
It takes a long time for a tree to grow, and some of them on your bluff may be very old. For this reason, it is a shame to cut them down. There are also birds, squirrels, and other wildlife that have their home set up in those trees. Contact a company like 7 Oaks Tree Care And Urban Forestry Consultants tree preservation to keep them healthy and strong.