Falling branches and toppling trees are safety hazards people face all year long. If you have a sick tree, leaning or dying, you are risking your property and the safety of those who live in your home. Sadly, most property owners have no idea what to look for when examining their trees. Five Star Tree Services has made the process easier by creating this simple guide on how to pinpoint which trees are dangerous and how to resolve the situation.
Spotting Dangerous Trees
Living under a large tree comes with some dangers, and as a homeowner, it is important to be informed. Storms, heavy rainfall and other natural elements can affect the health of your large tree. These can cause branches or the tree itself to crack, snap or in a worst-case scenario- fall over. There are some things you can do to keep your trees healthy and your property safe.
Dangerous trees will almost consistently present with visible signs that give you enough warning to take preventative measures. Make sure to check all of your trees at the end of each season and following each storm. This will help you to spot damage that can cause a tree to become hazardous. If your tree obtained enough damage and requires a removal our Richmond Hill tree removal services are here to help. Our team is only a call away.
Check the Tree
Start by standing in a place that allows you to view the whole tree at once. Check for leaning and dead branches as well as looking for leaves that have started to fall out of season. If you notice any, then you should place a call to Five Star Tree Services for further evaluation and if it’s urgent our Richmond Hill emergency tree services will be there to solve the issue in a hurry.
Check the Trunk
The trunk helps to support the weight of the tree and its branches. If you suspect there is a problem with your tree, the first place you should look is the trunk. Cracks, cavities, and black bark indicate sickness that may result in the tree breaking. The placement of the damage and where the tree is growing play a big part in the health of the tree.
Check the Ground
After looking at the tree as a whole, you will need to inspect the ground where it is moored. The structural roots are the most visible and the absorbing roots are the ones that remain completely below the ground. If the anchoring roots are in a state of decay, it can leave the tree in danger of falling -even if it looks healthy. Checking the area around the base of the tree can show how serious the problem may be. If there is soil that is raised or cracked, it is a sign of root disturbance. Another sign of root decay is fungal, or mushrooms have grown around the base of the tree.
Check the Canopy
The appearance of dead branches or dead wood in the canopy is one of the first indicators of a dangerous tree. This is a sign that the tree is not receiving enough sun and or that the tree is perishing. If you notice dead wood or leafless areas on the branches of your tree, you should give the professionals a call.
How We Can Help
At Five Star Tree Services, we have helped hundreds of homeowners get rid of vulnerable trees and keep their property safe. When you call our skilled arborists at (416) 990-3355, we will schedule a time to visit your location for a tree inspection. We are also delighted to acknowledge your questions about all kinds of tree care and about our services, so give us a call today!