Lifecycles of trees vary depending on species, site location, competition amongst other trees and susceptibility to disease, to name a few. The live oak tree has a long lifecycle as it is resilient to disease and extremely strong. Water oaks, on the other hand, have a relatively short life cycle and are more susceptible to disease. As trees near the end of their natural life cycle, it is important to observe their changing physical attributes, as they can become a potential liability toward people and objects.
As trees mature, their proximity to homes and buildings may become an issue and require a tree to be removed. Tree roots can also encroach toward foundation and even cause structural damage. Sometimes, selectively removing young trees growing close to the house, with the potential to grow large, can save money and future problems.