For a long list of reasons, trees have many advantages. Trees are common in landscaping both commercial and residential properties due to such benefits. Especially once they have matured, maintaining healthy trees is fairly simple. Unfortunately, there are circumstances that cause them to lose their integrity where they become a hazard. To help you spot potential problems, take the time to learn about the tree species in your landscape in addition to knowing their average size, current age and overall condition. Trees frequently need to be removed for the safety of you, others, and property when the issues have become severe, though in some cases, pruning and trimming can save a tree. With this in mind, we at Nature’s Tree Service & Landscaping would like to offer common signs to help you identify hazardous trees.
Tree Root Problems
The tree can become an extreme hazard if the roots are compromised as they are the foundation of the tree. The threat of a tree crashing down on someone, a pet, or property is high when the roots anchoring the trees are not strong enough to withstand extreme winds. Any roots exposed above ground can also indicate a problem, particularly if the tree looks dead, unhealthy, or severed.
Weak Tree Branch Unions
Without the proper nutrients, poor tree growth happens when two branches are trying to grow too close together. If you catch the growth soon enough, the union branches would need pruning before a larger problem manifests.
A canker is when the bark has indented in or is completely void. Generally, any injuries or illnesses can cause cankers to develop. The tree is a safety concern excessive cankers can be problem, due to the nature.
Vertical Crack in Tree Trunk
A deep split in the bark is a crack. Cracks often will develop on a dying tree. It is recommended that tree with a crack get removed, before the tree causes catastrophe. If the early detection was made, the tree can often be saved in minor cracks, which are usually not a problem. When a crack extends through the stem, it is too late. The tree might be deemed hazardous if it bears multiple cracks as well, particularly if a crack is connected with another defect. The health concern might be serious and will require removal of a tree when the trees’ branches consistently crack or break off the tree.
Decay of Trees
The decay in trees usually begin internally and spreads outwardly. A tree has been suffering for some time when decay is noticed. If the wood is soft or crumbly or trees have holes are signs of decay. It is concern as well if the tree has fungal activity, such as mushrooms.
Leaning Tree Posture
When you notice unusual in the posture, the tree is in poor condition.
Deadwood on Tree
Should the tree’s wood look dead on the trunk, branches, or the stems, you need immediate removal. Dead wood is dry and unbendable, and it looks and feels brittle.