A fallen tree can do major damage to your home, landscaping, and vehicles. If you have large trees in your yard, knowing the signs that a tree might fall is essential. Continue reading for an overview of the signs to watch for.
If the trunk of a tree has visible damage, get in touch with an arborist right away. Trunk damage weakens the tree, making it one of the top signs that the tree might topple in the near future. Types of damage to look for include deep cracks in the tree’s bark and patches where the bark is missing altogether. You should also watch for holes or cavities in the trunk—these may be caused by the tree shedding its branches in an attempt to save itself. Thus, these holes can be signs of existing issues with the tree, and also leave it susceptible to additional damage from pests and disease.
As mentioned in the previous section, trees sometimes shed branches for a variety of reasons. These include malnutrition, pest damage, and disease. This shedding process is called self- pruning. If you notice dead or fallen branches, schedule an appointment to have your tree inspected by a certified arborist. They may be able to offer a solution to save your tree and stop it from falling over.
The roots of a tree are essential for keeping it healthy and upright. Unfortunately, issues with the roots may be difficult to spot. Ensure that the root flare is always exposed to air—never pile mulch or soil around the base of a tree. Keep an eye out for roots that breach the surface of the ground, as a shallow root system may leave your tree vulnerable to falling over during a storm. You should also watch for fungi, such as mushrooms, around the base of the tree, as these may be a sign that the roots are rotting.
Don’t let a fallen tree impact your family’s safety, your home’s value, or your beautiful landscaping. Instead, get in touch with Complete Landscaping at the first sign of a tree problem. Our certified arborists will be able to inspect your tree and offer a reliable recommendation. Get in touch with our Tucson landscaping company at (520) 323-8918 for more information.