With winter approaching it’s a good time to check the health of the trees on your property. With winter comes strong and gale force winds and lightning storms, checking trees on your property now enables you to have trees that are unsafe or could cause damage to your property, trimmed or removed before winter arrives.
What are the signs a tree on your property needs to be trimmed or removed? Read on to learn a few signs to look out for including:
- Overhanging branches
- A tree is leaning to one side
- Damage to the tree’s trunk
Tall and lush trees provide a great view and plenty of shade during summer. However, a tree that has grown very tall and now has overhanging branches can be a risk in winter. If branches are overhanging onto a home, an outdoor space such as a patio or shed, near windows, vehicles or even where people walk or stand then it is a good idea to have them trimmed. In some cases, strong and gale force winds can cause entire trees to be uprooted causing extensive structural damage to your home. The removing or pruning of trees and overhanging branches is a job best left to a professional who has the expertise and equipment to ensure trees are trimmed or removed safely.
A tree is leaning to one side
If a tree on your property has a slight lean to one side, this can be normal. After all, trees often don’t grow straight up and down. However, if you notice a tree is now leaning more than normal, it’s time to call in a professional to work out why. If you can see a leaning tree’s roots around the base or a leaning tree has soil accumulating on the side opposite the lean, it is likely the tree is unstable. A leaning tree should be inspected by a professional. It may not have to be removed, rather pruned and re-stabilised to help redistribute the trees weight evenly again.
Damage to the tree’s trunk
When checking trees on a property it is important to check the trunk and base of a tree too. Visible cracks and splits in a tree’s trunk, fungus around the stump or splitting or peeling of branches are all signs a tree can be damaged. While as a homeowner you may identify these warning signs, a professional has the knowledge to identify the cause of the damage and if the tree needs to be trimmed or removed or can be bought back to good health.
Call ARMAC – Stump Grinding, Tree Removal and Yard Clean-up for all your tree removal and tree pruning needs in Bunbury
Ray and the team at ARMAC – Stump Grinding, Tree Removal and Yard Clean-up offer a specialised tree removal service including the removal of whole trees and tree pruning.
The removing or pruning of trees can be dangerous work and often should only be undertaken by those trained and equipped to do so. With competitive prices, expert advice and over 15 years industry experience, call Ray on 0448 442 477 for a FREE quote and to discuss all your tree removal and tree pruning needs.