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   May 17

Spotting A Dangerous Tree

There can be a number of signs that your tree is in need of a chop, while it may not be completely obvious until you look closely, our handy tips will ensure that you’re able to identify any potential dangers on your property.

When many people hear the phrases “We need to cut down the tree”, there is immediate panic; trees are associated with air, the environment and are earth’s greatest natural resources. While trees can add value to any residential location, some of them can pose a risk to those around. We’re going to discuss some ways to detect trees that may be a hazard.

Not only do branches create structural damage, they can cause death, so it’s important to keep an eye out for indications of distress. Inspecting trees is simple, all you have to do is look at them from all angles, check for cuts or peeling bark and if you have access to binoculars, inspect a tree’s crown for dead wood and brown leaves.

It’s not uncommon for trees to grow on an angle, however, it can become a concern when the tree appears to be on a 45-degree angle. Poor weight distribution or damage to the root may cause the tree to become unstable, while pruning to decrease the pressure placed on the trunk is an idea; the last resort is generally cutting down everything.

For trees with multiple trunks, we highly recommend contacting a professional, as an Arborist will stabilise the split trunks by connecting cable, making it safe during those windy times. While this method can be quite pricey, we suggest doing your research and finding the most affordable and reputable business.

Ultimately, if you’re unsure about a tree in your backyard, for 100% peace of mind, contact an Arborist.


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