Whether you’re a homeowner or a business owner, you should know that the right arborist can help you with your tree concerns. A reputable arborist is a valuable asset to your property and will make sure that the job is done safely.
Our experts are well-versed in the best techniques for pruning trees for health and longevity. They’ll also help you identify signs that it may be time to remove a hazardous tree.
Damaged or Dead Branches
A dead tree can be a hazard to people and property. This is why a homeowner should call an arborist as soon as possible to remove damaged or dead branches from trees.
Damaged or dead tree limbs should be pruned back to their main branches using proper pruning techniques. Broken limbs should also be removed.
Stem wounds destroying more than 50% of the diameter of a limb are dangerous and should be cut down. This is because a stem wound is an entry point for fungi that cause decay later on.
Roots that are weakened or damaged by a variety of conditions, including soil compaction, can make a tree prone to rot and disease. This can result in a variety of symptoms, including leaf wilt, early fall coloration and overall decline.
Another danger is that a tree could uproot underground utilities, like water lines or gas pipes. This can lead to fires. It is also important to maintain a clear path around the tree so that it does not fall on a neighbor’s property.
A health evaluation by an expert can identify the underlying health concerns, helping you keep your trees healthy and strong. A trained arborist will know the earliest warning signs of a tree problem and be able to help you decide on a course of action for your property.
Dead or Infested Trees
Dead trees are a natural part of many landscapes, providing shelter for wildlife and a place to nest. However, dead trees can also pose a safety hazard when they fall on homes and other structures.
Some dead or infested trees can be left to die naturally, while others should be removed from your property. A well-trained arborist can evaluate a tree to determine the best course of action.
A tree that is infested with insects such as ash borers or pine beetles can cause significant structural damage to your property. These pests can rob your tree of nutrients and water, leading to rot and death.
If you notice signs of an insect infestation, such as S-shaped larval galleries in the wood beneath the bark or D-shaped exit holes, consult a certified arborist for proper treatment. The right treatment can protect the health of your tree and prevent it from spreading to other trees or bushes in your property.
Trees Near Power Lines
When trees are planted near power lines, they can create a dangerous hazard. During storms and high winds, tree limbs can contact or even bring down power lines, interrupting service and putting people at risk of electric shock.
To help reduce the risk of outages, we trim trees on a four-year cycle to ensure they don’t grow too close to power lines. Certified arborists on staff oversee all tree trimming work to make sure it’s done safely and in a way that won’t interfere with electrical service.
Our contractor trims trees using directional pruning techniques, which train branches to grow away from power lines and equipment. This method is recognized as a good practice by national tree authorities, and helps minimize the impact on public safety and electrical service.
Trees That Are Too Large
Removing hazardous trees can be dangerous work. It’s important to hire an arborist who is insured and bonded.
When a tree is too big for the space on your property, it needs to be removed. Our arborist expert will assess your tree and provide recommendations for removing it safely without damaging your home or property.
Generally, an arborist will ask a property owner what risk tolerance they have for their trees and then assess whether the level of danger posed by the tree exceeds their tolerance. This is the basis for defining a tree as a “hazard”.