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When I moved into my house, I noticed that there were a few trees that were significantly overgrown. I knew that I had to do something to make things right, so I started looking for tree trimmers in the area with the kind of experience I needed. I worked with them to figure out what needed to be done, and after they offered a fair quote, I had them begin work. The difference they were able to make was amazing, and I was really impressed with their contribution. This blog is here to help people to make their trees like new with the help of a professional arborist.

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Four Signs Of A Hazardous Tree

April Reyes

Landscape trees are often much desired elements of the yard, but it's important to have them removed if they become a danger. This means that as a homeowner, it is vital that you know how to recognize a hazardous tree. The following signs can help you determine when it has become necessary to have a tree removed:

#1: Dead branches

A single dead branch doesn't necessarily indicate that it's time to bring down the entire tree, although the problem branch should be removed before it falls. The problem is when there are several main canopy branches that have died, or if main branches keep dying or breaking off on their own. Extreme dieback is usually the result of a much deeper issue that is affecting the tree's health and making it a hazard.

#2: Fungal infestation

A fungal infestation, particularly along the trunk, often indicates either heart rot or root rot. Both are fatal and eventually lead to the tree falling down – usually in a storm. If you notice mushrooms growing along the trunk, particularly near the base, you are likely seeing the fruiting bodies of a fungal infestation that is occurring inside the tree. Fungus on leaves only is usually as problematic and can often be treated.

#3: Overall sickliness

An overall decline in the health of the tree should set off your alerts. Extreme leaf dieback, increased insect pest activities, bark loss, or twig death all can indicate a much more severe issue. Although some diseases and pest problems are fully treatable, others are fatal. If your tree seems sickly, have it checked by a service to see if it can respond to treatment or if it will need to be removed. The sooner it is checked out, the more likely that you can solve the problem.

#4: Location problems

Sometimes a tree is healthy but its location is a hazard. For example, a tree that is becoming hopelessly entangled in power lines may require removal. Another issue is a tree growing too close to a structure so that the roots or overhanging branches are causing potential problems. Roots can ruin roads or sidewalks, or they can cause expensive foundation damage. Overhanging branches can damage the sides or roofs of buildings.

For more help, contact a tree removal company in your area. Although it isn't always necessary to remove the tree, professional help is often needed to bring the tree back to health and to mitigate any hazards. Contact a company like Darrel Emel's Tree Service for more information and assistance. 


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