If you are like many people, you are attached to the trees on your property. They provide beauty, shade, and even help block the wind sometimes. Even though they are extremely beautiful, there are times where these trees might be a danger to your property. In this case, you want to make sure you know when your trees become a danger to your property. Tree Craft Tree Service is here to talk about some of the signs that are usually present when a tree is in trouble and needs to be removed.
How Can You Tell if a Tree is in Distress?
It isn’t uncommon for trees to start to show signs of their age. While there are some trees that will last over 100 years before they need to be taken down, some trees only have a lifespan of about 20 years. It is important that you understand what the signs of trouble look like so you can take care of any tree that is needing to be cut down before it causes serious problems.
– Leaning Tree: One of the first signs that you tree is in trouble is leaning. It is natural for a tree to lean a bit over time, but you shouldn’t notice a significant lean in your trees. If you notice that all of a sudden your tree is leaning much more than it has in the past, you need to have an arborist come take a look at it so that it can be removed if it is a danger.
– Tree Root Damage: The root system of your tree is essential to its structural integrity. If there is and damage to the roots of your tree, it can mean that your tree is in trouble. Anytime you question that roots or notice that the roots have been damaged, contact an arborist to come inspect the tree and determine its health.
– Large Dead Branches: You shouldn’t see large dead branches or large dead portions of your tree. If you have noticed that a large part of your tree has died, it is a sign that your tree is no longer healthy and removal should be considered. If those large branches were to break off and fall, it could cause serious property damage as well as injury to anyone around the area.
– Storm Damage: Your trees have to withstand some severe weather depending on where you live. If your tree has been damaged because of a severe storm, you need to have it inspected so that the damaged can be measured. Not all trees that have storm damage have to be removed. It will depend on the severity of the damage.
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If you have a tree that you’re concerned about, call on the arborists at Tree Craft Tree Service to come take a look. We will be able to do a full inspection of your trees and help you decide whether or not you need to have the tree removed for the safety of your property. Call us today!