Identifying Tree Hazards
- Trees create beauty and can add value to residential and business properties, but are liabilities when they fall and injure someone or damage property. In order to prolong the life of a tree and make your property safe people must be able to recognize and take care of tree hazards with professional tree pruning, tree removal & stump grinding. They can damage property or injure people. These trees are hazardous and may require tree removal or tree trimming. Trees in Massachusetts do fall and hit something or someone.
- It becomes the property owner’s responsibility to hire a qualified tree removal / tree service company to remove hazardous trees or prune back any dangerous limbs. Manning Tree & Landscape will offer some tips on how to recognize tree or a tree’s partial defects that can create a hazard. Manning Tree & Landscape can evaluate the severity of tree defects. Recurring tree care will facilitate in recognizing hazards and risks a tree can present. Upon identifying all hazards and risks appropriate measures can be taken to reduce the possibility of injury or property damage from a tree falling.
Hazardous Trees and Utility Lines
- Utility lines that are damaged because of a tree can have significant consequences. Trees or branches that hit a utility lines can injure people, create power outages, start fires, as well as, other damage. Lines down continue to conduct electricity and are very dangerous. A tree that has the likelihood of falling into a utility line is significant and needs to be addressed. Count on Manning Tree & Landscape’s for expert tree removal or trimming services.
Evaluation of a tree hazard will help in determining whether you will need tree removal or trimming services
- Does your tree have dead, detached or hanging branches?
- Are there cavities or rotten wood on the trunk or major branches?
- Do you see mushrooms at the base of the tree?
- Are cracks or splits present in the trunk?
- Does your tree have branches that have fallen?
- Have nearby trees fallen or died?
- Is the trunk of the tree leaning?
- Can you see broken roots, injured or damaged due to lowering soil levels?
- Do you notice a change in color or size to leaves?
- Has the tree been heavily pruned or topped?
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