Trees have a vast variety of benefits. From providing shade and potentially fruit, to boosting the curb appeal of your home. But together with the benefits, there are also certain risks that come along with having a tree on your property. Without sufficient care and maintenance, all trees run risk of dropping branches or causing damage to property or person, especially if you live in an area with frequent and heavy winds.
Furthermore, a damaged tree can also become susceptible to infestation and disease which could spread across the tree until it fully decays and requires removal. But how do you know when it is time to call in an Arborist in Bay Area or even tree removal services?
Are the branches healthy?
After every storm, you should go out to inspect your tree up close for signs of damage. This can be a broken branch, missing bark, deep cracks or fissures, mushrooms, or pest infestation. Any of these signs urgently require the attention of a certified arborist. Without the right treatment, any of these signs could pose a hazard and/or lead to the early demise of your tree, and thus also require the costly removal of the tree and stump.
Does your tree lean toward one side?
Up close inspection, however, is not all that needs to be done. You should also look at your tree from afar. This is because, sometimes, a tree will begin to lean toward one side. While some trees grow slightly toward one side naturally, a newly leaning tree may be dying at a risk of completely failure. So, if your tree is suddenly leaning, be sure to call an arborist right away.
Are your tree’s roots showing?
If your tree has roots which are visible on the surface of the surrounding area, then be sure to inspect them for signs of damage or decay. If they seem unhealthy, then your tree may be losing its structural support which could lead to a complete failure. In such a case, call in an arborist right away to inspect the tree and decide whether removal is required. The tree care service will be able to help you at every step of the way.
Furthermore, you will also need to inspect whether a gap has begun to take shape between the tree’s base and the ground itself. If there is a newly formed gap, then your tree may have begun to lean which would pose a threat to the surrounding property and people since the tree may fall completely in the near future. Such a sign is typically accompanied by fungus growth and/or insect infestation, which are responsible for causing tree failure.