Defects in trees can create health and safety risks to you and your property. Falling limbs and trees can damage property or cause serious injury. While the ultimate decision to remedy tree risk issues is yours, getting good information from a reliable source will help you make the correct decision for you and your tree.
Consult this checklist of typical tree hazards and consider contacting an ISA-certified arborist from Hansen’s Tree Service:
Are There Dead Or Dying Branches?
Dead branches create an immediate threat and should be removed. They can fall and damage property and harm people and pets. Always call a professional to remove dead or dying branches. Pruning is a dangerous job and one to be handled by a trained, insured, and certified arborist.
Does The Tree Have Rotten Wood Or Cavities?
Cavities in the tree and rotten wood will weaken the tree’s structural stability and often increase the likelihood of branch or whole tree failure. Look for signs such as open cavities, cracks in the bark, mushrooms. Sometimes decay is inside the tree and may not be apparent. A thorough inspection by an ISA Certified Arborist may help to discover otherwise hidden internal decay.
While internal decay can seriously weaken a tree and create high risk, some hollow trees can be healthy and create enough new wood to provide support. You’ll need reliable information about your tree’s condition. The professional inspection is a great way to make sure you make the right decision about what to do.
Have Tree Roots Been Damaged?
If there has been construction around the tree, overuse of salt in the winter, or no space to grow, the roots of your trees may suffer. Nearby excavation, even shallow trenching, can create an unhealthy and unstable tree. Even soil compaction can cause root loss that will have serious consequences.
Are Leaves Prematurely Dropping Or Changing Color?
Premature leaf drop and color changes is a tree’s way of telling you that something is not quite right. While there are many causes for these symptoms, recent root damage is not something to take lightly since it not only affects tree health, but tree stability as well.
Contact ISA-Certified Arborists At Hansen’s For A Free Consultation
The ISA-certified arborists at Hansen’s Tree Service are thoroughly trained, certified, and insured to perform the best tree care possible. We will always consult with you about the care of your trees and communicate and educate you about treatments that may improve your trees’ health and safety.