Mature trees are a hallmark of a beautiful landscape. They create a welcome habitat for nature and create a backdrop of natural splendor for your home. Carefully placed trees can also help to reduce cooling costs in your home during the warm summer months while providing a comfortable space for outdoor activities. But a tree that unexpectedly falls can pose a serious danger to your home, pets, or even family.
Our tree removal experts at Vital Tree Service in Woodbury can help you assess the safety of the trees on your property to determine if there’s a potential risk before danger occurs. Here’s what you need to know about protecting your home from dangerous trees.
Prevent Property Damage
It’s easy to forget how heavy wood can be, but when a tree limb or branch falls, it can weigh hundreds of pounds. The tree itself may even weigh several tons. When a tree’s structural integrity becomes weakened due to disease, age, or injury, the risk that it could fall with a strong wind or external factor increases significantly.
A fallen branch or tree can be devastating to a roof or siding. Insurance companies typically hold homeowners responsible for maintaining their property and may not cover damage from a fallen tree if the owners are found negligent. To prevent property damage that may not be covered by your insurance company, it’s important to assess your trees regularly for possible structural issues and risk.
Inspecting a Tree
There are a few things you can look out for when trying to determine if your trees are stable and safe, but it’s important to remember that overlooking a problem is common. Ultimately, there is no substitute for a professional opinion. When our tree removal experts evaluate your tress for potential risks, we know exactly where to look for signs of trouble.
We’ll examine your trees both from far away and up close to note any signs of leaning or structural damage. We’ll examine all sides of your tree for damage to the bark, dead branches, or wounds in the tree.
These are a few more common signs we look for when assessing your property for potential risks:
● Root exposure or lifting
● Poor weight distribution
● Trunk splits
● Heaving or cracked soil
● Signs of construction stress
● Signs of fungus or disease
Contact our Woodbury Tree Removal Pros for a Tree Inspection
If you’re concerned about the health of your trees, your family and property could be at risk. Don’t take a chance on losing insurance money or worse, having someone you love get injured due to a damaged or falling tree.
Our Vital Tree Service is experienced with a wide scope of tree structure concerns. We’ll determine if a tree’s weight can be redistributed through trimming and pruning and recommend tree removal only when it’s absolutely necessary. To speak to a member of our tree pruning services team about an inspection or emergency tree removal, call us at 651-341-4021 or contact us online.