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As we know, trees can provide extensive benefits to your home property. In almost all cases, it’s best to keep a tree on your property if at all possible. However, living under or near a large tree also comes with its risks. How can you know when it’s time to let a tree go? Eventually, all trees become too old and/or unsafe to be kept on your property. In these cases, it’s much better to have a tree removed than to further risk damaging your home or endangering your family. If you see something strange is happening to your tree, do not hesitate. You should contact a certified arborist from Super Trim Outdoors immediately so that they can identify the issue, if any, and let you know what steps should be taken next. Remember, a dying branch can fall at any moment, not just during a storm. Don’t leave something like this to chance.
There are ways to identify a tree that is at risk of falling or losing a branch. The first is to get to an area where you can see the tree in its entirety. Examine the tree carefully for any leaning. Obviously, trees can lean naturally. However, if you’re unsure if the tree has had this lean forever or if the lean is something new, you should contact an arborist from Super Trim Outdoors. A leaning tree may be a sign that the entire tree is dead or dying and may soon fall over.
The second is to inspect the ground around the base of the tree. The tree’s roots can tell you much about the health of the tree. If the roots are visibly damaged or decaying, this means that the tree has lost some or all of its structural support, and may fall at any time. Look closely at the base of the tree where it touches the ground. Is there any space between the tree and the ground? If so, a new lean may have occurred and, again, the tree could be structurally unsound. A certified arborist can also determine if a tree has become extensively rotted or eaten away by insects by examining the amount of fungus and/or “sawdust” at the base of the tree.
Let Super Trim Outdoors remove any tree that may pose a threat to your yard and home.