Tree Injuries-Prevention And Tips
Trees add beauty and they also add value to your property by offering shade and saving you on energy bills. The last thing you want is for your trees to become damaged, and you certainly don’t want the tree to cause an injury to a person, yet it happens more often than you might think.
Be aware of any potential hazards that exist and have a tree care professional or arborist so that they can determine what can be done to make your tree safe and stop it from being injured or from injuring a person. Look for potential hazards such as:
- Branches that are hanging near the roof
- Hollow, decayed and aged trees
- Close proximity to the power lines and utility lines
- One sided or leaning trees
- Cracks in major limbs or trunks
Make an effort to prevent damage to your trees that can make your trees unhealthy and pose a risk of causing injury to a person.
- Remove any diseased, damaged or dead limbs
- If you have a leaning tree it might mean the root system is damaged. Have it checked
- If you have large cavities of decay in your tree think about having it removed
- If branches are too close to buildings, the house or the street have them pruned
- Heavy winds or rain can cause trees to become damaged causing them to split, crack or even uproot
- Ice storms can damage trees and make them unsafe
- Watch for damage caused by beavers, raccoons and other animals
Trees that infected by disease or insects become sick and unhealthy. They may even die. The problem is that these trees also pose a risk of causing injury to those people that are around them. This is why it’s so important to act in a preventative manner.