Trees that are in danger of falling often times go unnoticed. There are a few reasons for this. One being that homeowners aren't as easily equipped as tree removal experts to spot signs of disease that make their trees especially vulnerable to weakening and potentially collapsing. Many times, trees are also shaped oddly that it's difficult to even notice if that shape indicates that the tree is leaning too far. As a homeowner, you still need to know if your tree is in danger of falling, though, so you can take action before it hurts someone or damages property. Here's an easy way to tell if your tree is in danger of falling:
- Tree Inspections Indicate Problems: First of all, you need to have regular tree inspections. During this time, signs of disease will be looked for and hopefully caught early in order to prevent it from spreading. Chances are, the professionals will be able to remove the affected branches in order to get the tree back to a healthier state. You can also catch some early signs of disease yourself by spotting bark that is discolored, the tree losing leaves when it normally is full, and discoloration of the leaves that is inconsistent. At this point, you should call the professionals in for an evaluation of the tree regardless as to whether or not it's time to have the tree inspected.
- Heavily Leaning: If your tree has always leaned slightly, it's important that you regularly monitor the growth pattern. If the tree continues to lean as normal and the lean does not increase, then it's probably not a huge concern. However, if you notice that the lean is becoming worse, eventually the trunk is not going to be able to withstand the amount of weight being pushed on one side, so it's important to have an evaluation done at this point, as well and consider the removal of the tree.
- Trunk is Splitting: If the trunk is splitting, this is a huge concern. At this point, the tree is too weak to hold up the weight of itself and will need to removed. This generally happens with age, so if you have an older tree, it's especially important to take note of this.
Tree removal is quite an easy process when you hire the professionals to do it and can definitely save you money in the long run due to the fact that it's less likely to cause property damage. For more information, contact companies like Admiral Tree Service, LLC.