Tree Safety 101

tree safety 101Sometimes even healthy trees fail, but that doesn’t mean they should be ignored. Weakened trees can be high risk trees, and not all hazards are obvious. When tree defects do occur, know how to manage the problem—Davey can help.

The Predicament

A proper risk assessment takes the condition of the tree and the safety of people and structures in the surrounding area into account. Is your tree a potential risk?

Watch for these signs:

  • Your tree is leaning, buckling or heaving up the soil at the base of the tree
  • An unbalanced or sparse canopy appears with several dead branches
  • Animals nest in cavities within decayed trunks or branches
  • Nearby construction severs large roots
  • Internal or external cavities, cracks or seams of wood occur
tree safety 101

Safety First

Although defective trees are dangerous, not all of them need to be removed immediately, and some defects can be treated to prolong the life of the tree. However, advanced risk tree analysis may be necessary. Consult your local, licensed Davey professional to evaluate the tree in question and determine the proper course of care and action.

To learn more important facts about how to keep your trees safe and stable, contact your local certified arborist for a consultation.

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