Trees are of so much value to your home. Not only do they make your space beautiful with a natural touch, they also keep your air fresh and clean. These benefits require that the trees are kept in good condition. One of the ways to do this is to guard against tree damage, but this is sometimes unavoidable.
Tree damage comes in various forms and it is caused by different factors. The following post gives a comprehensive list of the causes of tree damage so you can ensure your trees are in good condition by guarding against them:
Natural Causes of Damage
Old senescent trees are more likely to fail than young vigorous trees. Size can also be a factor; large trees or branches are more dangerous when they fail. Mature trees in decline are more likely to become damaged due to their size and condition.
While uniquely-shaped trees may be visually interesting, shape may also indicate whether a tree is weak or structurally unbalanced. Storms, improper pruning, topping, and other damage can all weaken a tree’s architecture and cause unusual growth patterns.
Trees with multiple trunks or several branches attached to the same point on the trunk are at higher risk for splits or cracks. Tight V-shaped forks are more prone to break than open U-shaped unions. Inspect branches where they attach to the trunk. Read more at Pacific North West ISA…
Knowing the causes of damage as the post above describes will help you to know when your trees may be at risk of becoming hazardous. It is advisable to call a professional arborist to take a look at them.
In some cases, tree damage is unavoidable. However, there are a number of tell-tale signs that let you know you may need emergency tree cutting services. The following post describes them in detail:
SIGNS THAT YOU NEED EMERGENCY TREE SERVICE
If one of the trees on your property looks anything other than healthy or sound, you may need emergency tree removal in Atlanta. Tree removal services can evaluate the state of your tree, remove damaged branches, or remove the tree altogether. To help keep you, your family, and your home safe, watch for signs that indicate you need tree removal.
Trees That May Fall
If you find that the trunk of one of your trees is hollow, the tree is a potential danger. Hollow trees can stay alive for years, but their strength is severely compromised, and they are vulnerable to falling. Read more at AKA Tree Removal…
The signs described in the post above will help you avoid a potentially dangerous situation. On the other hand, in the event that something drastic happens before you can do something about it, you need to know what to anticipate and how to handle a fallen tree legally. The following post describes this in detail:
Who is Responsible for a Fallen Tree?
Trees beautify a property’s landscape, provide shade, and they are good for the environment. However, they also present risks to the property owner and the neighbors. They can deteriorate or even die, and that can lead to problems. Dead trees burn more easily than do live ones. They can also fall over, especially during severe weather. This is enough of a problem when the tree lands on the owner’s property. When it lands on a neighbor’s property, things get complicated. Worse, it can land on the neighbor’s property and damage something. Then relations between the neighbors can get very tense. Read more at Crowder and Holloway…
As indicated in the post above, you need to do your due diligence if you are going to avoid any chaos and strained relationships caused by a fallen tree. This calls for a pro-active approach to tree care.
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