Inspecting Your Trees: Are They Really Safe?

Now, it’s a widely known fact that properly maintained trees are capable of increasing the value of your property by as much as 10% according to the Forest Service of the U.S. However, they could quickly shift from being an asset to being a liability as soon as branches, trunks or even roots suffer a significant injury and start threatening your property and the people on it. With this in mind, tree inspections are particularly critical and they could protect your home and even potentially save lives. However, before you begin, here are a few things that you might want to take into account as starting tips.

Branches

There are quite a lot of potential hazards which are associated with the branches. Broken and dangling ones, for instance, as well as lodged ones in the canopy could chop off and fall down, causing a lot of structural issues to your property or potential damages to people underneath. This is a very serious threat that needs to be properly accounted for in order to ensure that there are no associated issues.

Dead branches are not hard to spot especially throughout the growing season. This is due to the fact that once the branch is dead it won’t stimulate the growth of leaves, hence indicating issues. Furthermore, if a certain branch misses bark or it’s incentivizing the growth of fungus, this is a sure sign of a sick or dead wood.

The actions that you need to take are fairly simple – remove dead or sick wood as soon as you notice it at any given time of the year. Make sure that you have a certified professional to take care of it if the branch is particularly larger and heavy.

Tree Trunk and Stump Removal

Trunk inspections should focus on looking for cavities and cracks, bleeding or oozing, cankers, fungal growth as well as multiple upright stems with a very tight V-shape right at the juncture.

The actions that you need to take are rather complex. That’s why you want to consult with a professional arborist in order to ensure that you have a proper assessment of the health of the tree. While you will be able to see the exterior symptoms on the outside, the arborist can examine them on the inside and ensure that the tree is being treated properly.

Additionally, if you need the stump removal completed, you need to call in tree care services. They have the right equipment to ensure that the whole stump is extracted and removed.

All of the aforementioned threats are to be considered as they can pose significant health hazards to your family and to your property. This needs to be taken care of immediately in order to ensure the safety of everyone involved. Some of the tasks won’t require any special action and you can handle them on your own but others would certainly require the help of a professional.

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