Identifying dangerous trees before winter snowstorms become the norm is a good idea if you want to maintain a safe yard and environment. To prevent a potentially dangerous situation, checking your trees for signs of weakness is a great way to prepare for the upcoming winter months. For a thorough tree assessment from a tree care professional, call Westchester Tree Life at (914) 238-0069!
Dangerous Tree Risks
Before review the signs of a dangerous tree, let’s review the risks. A falling tree can seriously injure one or multiple people, cause extensive property damage and in worst case scenarios, result in death. To completely safeguard against dangerous tree risks, we highly recommend reaching out to Westchester Tree Life for help from a professional arborist in Westchester County. Our certified professionals are properly trained in assessing tree health and potentially dangerous tree situations.
Begin your inspection at the base of your tree’s trunk. Pull aside any moss or foliage which may be covering the base of your tree, as you will want a clear view of the soil surrounding the tree. A tree’s soil features tell-tale signs of a tree’s health; for example, cracked or raised soil which is opposite to your tree’s lean may indicate root disturbances hinting that the tree is in the process of uprooting.
Weak branches tend to give when under the weight of heavy snow. To eliminate a disastrous situation, we encourage conducting a branch inspection. We encourage our customers to conduct tree care inspections with each changing season; this helps to maintain a well-pruned tree. If your tree is in need of dead or weak branch removal, let us take care of it! Fill out our online consultation form here.
Other Danger Signs to Look For
Keep an eye out for tree trunks with holes or cracks in them as well as missing bark. Tree which have tight branch growth also indicate that it may need a plant health care program.
For a thorough inspection of the trees on your property, we highly encourage you to have a professional arborist inspect the area. Our professionally trained tree care specialists are able to identify any dangerous trees and offer solutions! To receive a consultation, fill out our online form here.