Potential Tree Hazards You Need to Know

Potential Tree Hazards to Watch Out For

It’s always a delight to see beautiful trees growing in your yard. However, there will come a time when their health would deteriorate, as the case with any living thing.

When trees get damaged or sick, they can also start to become a liability. Ensuring that your trees are regularly checked for potential hazards will not only keep them in good shape for a longer period, this also helps ensure your safety and of everyone around you.

As the owner, it is your responsibility to oversee tree safety on your property. It can be tough to recognize tree health issues. But, it helps to become familiar with signs that tell your tree may be sick, damaged, or dying. This also gives you an idea when to call for help from tree care professionals in your area.

It’s best to stay proactive to reduce chances of your trees toppling over, falling, damaging properties, or injuring people.

Here’s a quick watch list you can use to spot potential tree hazards.

  • Overhanging branches
  • Falling or dying adjacent trees
  • Trunks with cracks or splits
  • Rotting wood or cavities in the trunk
  • Leaves changing color or size
  • Broken or injured roots
  • Rise in soil level due to construction projects
  • Detached branches
  • Large, dead branches
  • Tree removal in adjacent areas

Be sure to coordinate with a certified arborist should you spot any of these conditions or concerns listed above. Tree care experts will be able to provide appropriate recommendations to protect you, your loved ones, and your property. You can be sure solutions they suggest will minimize tree hazards.

Proactive Tree Care Tips

Prevent casualties or losses on your property. Keep your trees healthy for longer and protect your loved ones from potential harm. Here are proactive tree care steps you can take as a tree owner.

  1. If you have been considering planting or installing new trees or shrubs in your landscape, be sure to consult professionals. Design your landscape not only for beauty but also for function and safety. Certified arborists will be able to advise you which trees will work best for your property.
  2. Work continuously with tree care professionals. Landscaping and planting trees are not a one-time project. Be sure to consult or coordinate with professionals at every stage of your landscape improvement project. This is crucial to also prevent financial loss should any disaster or issue strike.
  3. Make it a habit to capture images of your trees while they’re flourishing and healthy. Save and backup your photos. These files will come in handy should you need a documentation of ‘before’ and ‘after’ condition of your trees.
  4. Know what you can expect from your insurance provider. Understand your coverage and if you have any questions regarding your policy, contact your provider. Do this even if you have no urgent concerns or situation at the moment.
  5. Keep your property appraisals and related documents organized. This way, everything you need is easily accessible should you decide to process insurance claims.

Getting Professional Tree Care Services in Metro Atlanta

Regardless the size of the tree project, our goal at North Star Tree Service is to get it done according to your needs and requirements. We’ll work with you to ensure that the scope of the tree project fits within your budget, all without compromising quality.

Call us today to request a free quote for your tree project.