How to Spot a Dangerous Tree

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Fallen Tree in Yard

How to Spot a Dangerous Tree

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Something homeowners may not even think about, or just happen to overlook, is the possibility of a dangerous tree threatening their home. Massive trees may add beauty to your home and surrounding property, but there may be a risk accompanying that beauty. Large trees near your home have the potential to fall over or break and cause damage to your home or property.

Identifying a Dangerous Tree

It may seem obvious, but identifying a dangerous tree can be difficult. Actually, the best time to scan for harmful trees is now, while the branches are bare. The absence of leaves allows for a clearer view of the branch size and reach. You can also spot damaged or cracked branches and take note of where those are located. Leaning trees and exposed roots are evidence of older trees and may be a sign of decay. If you notice damaged branches near your home, or leaning trees, call your local landscape professionals to assess the threat level.

Dangers of Unhealthy Trees

A tree can be unhealthy for many reasons, it may be decaying, may have dead branches, or may even have a disease. Trees with these problems can be harmful to you and your property. Dead branches can fall on your roof or vehicle, or worse, you. Diseased or decaying trees can be very weak and may be easily knocked over during a storm, which can cause all sorts of property damage. Also, if a tree is diseased, the disease can spread to other plants in your yard.

How to Deal with Unhealthy Trees

Depending on the severity of the shape of the tree, there are a few ways to deal with unhealthy trees. If the tree is beyond repair and is threatening to destroy your property, it is best to contact a tree removal service. If portions of the tree need removal, then tree pruning is a good option. If diseased trees can be treated and are not a threat to your property, then its best to treat them as directed.

Dudley’s Tree and Landscape specializes in tree and stump removal, as well as tree pruning services. If you have an ominous tree that may be putting you and your property at risk, contact us today!


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