What Makes a Tree Dangerous?

What Makes a Tree Dangerous?


What Makes a Tree Dangerous?Trees provides many benefits to a piece of property, including privacy, a natural look and great aesthetic value. But sometimes -- they have to come down. There are a few signs to look for in regard to spotting a tree that may be ready to fall, potentially wreaking havoc on homes, cars and other property, and possibly causing serious injury. Keep your eyes open for peeling or cut bark, copious amounts of dead wood and leaves that die out of season, as these all may be precursors to a tree that's ready to snap. Aside from obvious health concerns there are a few other issues you should be aware of that could make a tree a candidate for removal.

Trees Near Construction

In a construction zone, especially one where the job entails much digging or ground vibration, nearby trees can take a serious beating. The cutting of shallow roots, broken bark, and general destabilization of the soil surrounding the tree puts it at risk of dying and eventually toppling over. It may take a year or more for a tree to succumb to issues developed due to construction, so be sure to carefully monitor it for a reduction in foliage and early autumn coloring as signs the tree is no longer healthy.

Multiple Trunk Trees

It is always fun to come across trees that split apart into two or more trunks while out hiking, but these types of trees, whether in a V or U shape, can pose a real risk to their surroundings as they age. The location of the split will become weaker as the years roll by. These issues can be solved by having a professional arborist use cable to tie the two or more trunks together to pull them toward the center, increasing the safety of the unique tree. It's best to speak with the tree expert about all options for any tree you're concerned about.

Leaning Trees

If a tree on your property is starting to look like a certain famous Italian landmark you may want to call an arborist to see what they have to say about the leaning tower of tree. Trees can begin to lean for various reasons, such as uneven distribution of weight, soft soil, root damage or improper tree trimming done by someone who is not a professional. If a tree starts leaning be wary of heaving soil or exposed roots, as these are signs the tree could fall.

If you have a tree on your land that you believe poses a risk of falling or dropping branches onto your home call a professional arborist for further analysis. For expert tree service in Wharton or throughout New Jersey reach out to the tree service experts at Woodpecker Tree Service. We'll complete a thorough analysis of the tree in question and let you know what your best options are. To learn more about our strong>New Jersey tree removal services give us a call at (973) 607-2549 today!


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