Avoiding Tree Hazards

Avoiding Tree HazardsTrees are large plants. When they fail, sometimes they can cause damage. Properly evaluate and care for your trees to boost tree health and safety.

Defect Effect

Tree parts most likely to cause hazards include trunks or larger branches that have disease or insect infestations, rotted sections or cracks in the wood. Highly dangerous trees are typically those that have been damaged by home construction or have been improperly topped or pruned.

Avoiding Tree Hazards

How Hazardous is My Tree?

Arborists will evaluate tree species, soil conditions, wind exposure, defects, overall health and other factors to determine a tree’s hazard potential. Not all tree hazards are visible or obvious. Advanced analysis, sometimes through the use of specialized arborist tools or techniques, may be necessary.

Consult a Professional

Not all trees with defects need to be removed. Your arborist may recommend treating tree defects to strengthen the tree, prolong its life and maximize its value.

Contact your local certified arborist to evaluate your potentially hazardous trees and determine proper courses of care and action.

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