When it comes to mother nature, there are a lot of ways that she can cause damage. Trees happen to be one of the most common causes of property damage that is easily preventable. Homes that have large trees are beautiful to look at, but it is important to know the signs of a tree that is at risk of falling.
Trees can fall or lean for an assortment of reasons. Understanding why and when they will fall will help you keep your property and family safe. Five Star Tree Services has put together an easy to understand list of signs that may indicate if one of your trees is on the verge of falling.
The Tree Has Deep Cracks
The most common sign of tree problems is when there are deep cracks in the trunk. Deep cracks are a good sign that a tree is at risk of collapsing. The cracks show you were the tree is weak and the size of the crack also shows how close a tree is to splitting in half. If you notice one or more of your trees have deep cracks and are at high risk of splitting, give Five Star Tree Services a call to have them professionally removed. It is also a good idea to avoid walking near the tree in order to stay safe.
Holes in the Trunk
Similar to cracks, holes are also a key sign that the tree is no longer in the best of health. Many school kids draw trees with cute holes in them, often that are homes of critters or contain deposits of honey. Holes in the tree trunk actually do often house pests that also show that the tree is at risk of falling. Many trees that are suffering from disease also have holes, but if caught early enough, these ailments can be cured. Working with a professional tree care service is the best way to determine if and when such trees need to be removed.
Sometimes even healthy trees are at risk of falling over. If there has been a serious storm that has cracked or split one of your trees, it is important to have it evaluated to see if it can be saved. For trees that have suffered too much damage to survive, it is best to have them removed before they fall or fail.
How We Can Help
Your trees will give you plenty of signs when they are at risk of dying or falling over. The ones mentioned above are simply the most common and visible signs you should keep an eye out for. If you think that your trees are in distress, or if you notice the signs above, give us a call at (416) 990-3355. Our skilled team of tree care professionals will come out and evaluate your tree before offering a solution. We offer tree care, pruning, and tree removal services in Toronto and throughout the GTA. Five Star Tree Services is here when you need us, so get in touch with us today to find out how we can help.