Trees carry plenty of benefits and glamour to the scenery, it can be difficult to part with them. Some home-owners value their tree that much in which farewell to their precious tree means heartbreak. Though trees may seem in good health to the untrained eye, it could be a disaster waiting to happen.
More often than not, a tree does not look that much of a danger until after an event causing great distress and or natural catastrophe to the tree like a storm and heavy snow exposes its vulnerabilities. Unsafe, deceased or else withering trees may lead to thousands of dollars in damage, not to mention the serious insurmountable cost of personal damage or injury. When no other safe management option like pruning or disease mitigation is sufficient, tree removal usually is the last resort.
Incidents involving trees which result in injury, harm and damages due to trees that should have been removed was left standing, are sole responsibility of the tree owner. Good thing to note is you can often tell if a tree is striving by studying and examining its branches, trunk, roots and setting.
To indicate when to seek professional advice regarding your tree, here are some red flags you can refer to.
- Consider removing your tree when there are visible signs of infection. This includes Crown dieback, cracks, misshapen or discolored leaves, soft crumbly wood, and etc,. This includes the appearance of various and unwanted pests.
- There are large dead and decaying branches in the tree’s crown. This problem also carries safety hazards. It can fall for seemingly no reason and may cause injury to something and someone below. These should probably be evaluated and be removed right away to avoid major danger and damages it may cause.
- Heaving soil and fungi growing near the base of the tree are both signs of root issues which is evidence of root defects. Most plants sustain and recover from root defects if the damage does not exceed a quarter of the overall root zone, Damage from root defects will result in water and nutrients deficiency and eventually result in growth reduction.
- Wood decay includes a rotted tree with a hollow trunk or inside.
- Tree removal is necessary when a tree is under power lines. This is a high-risk issue that needs immediate and utmost resolution. A growing tree will eventually become a danger when it is directly below a high voltage power line. It may cause fire and electrocution when not enough distance to the power line is maintained.
- The tree is too close to a house or other structure. In general, large trees should be at least 20 feet away from a house or building.
While some trees without warning and unpredictably fail, it can be prevented by proactive measures. If you notice any of the above signs, contact a professional tree removal service near you. Remember, most tree removal activities are unsafe for the average general property owner.