Although trees provide near limitless benefits and advantages, there are also many risks or hazards to watch out for. These exist mainly if a tree has not been taken care of properly over the years. It’s vital to provide the right care such as tree pruning or trimming so that your tree(s) don’t grow in unmanagable ways creating a future liability.
Younger, smaller trees don’t pose as much of a risk as larger trees. This is because the branches are far smaller and the roots are not causing much disruption. However, when it comes to older trees: all bets are off. Some of these older, mature trees have enormous branches. If they fall, they could end up causing serious personal or property damage. This is why it’s so important to have an arborist or tree care professional come out to your property to conduct a thoroguh inspection.
Recognizing tree hazards is all about removing potential risk. The first thing we would suggest is to relocate any possible targets underneath or around the tree. This is just in case a branch falls and damages your property. Common items include playground equipment, furniture, picnic tables and more.
Our experts can also prune weak, dead or diseased tree branches that could be in danger of falling or defenseless against high winds. If your tree is in danger of collapse, you’ll be glad to know that we also have options available for strucutural support known as cabling & bracing.