When there are large trees around housing, fences or cars it is a good idea to keep them maintained by a professional who is better equipped to handle the trees and who has the knowledge with different signs a tree might show to indicate that the tree isn’t in its healthiest state.
Trees can cause thousands of dollars in damages when they come down on roofs, cars or neighbouring properties and if you are not covered by a reputable insurance company. You will also be thanking your lucky stars that no one was in its path when it comes to crashing to a halt.
Areas to Watch with Your Trees
- Missing Bark or Deep Cracks
- Leaning Trunks
- Tight Branch Growth
- Losing Leaves From the Outside In
- Dead and Falling Branches
Missing Bark or Deep Cracks
Deep cracks or missing bark may be caused by a disease known as canker, this can cause a tree to break in that spot. If your tree looks healthy but is developing deep cracks this should not be ignored as with any deep cracks are not the sign of a healthy tree.
If you notice a tree leaning more than 15 degrees from strong winds or root damage the whole tree needs to be removed for safety.
Tight Branch Growth
When branches are growing tightly together this is a bad sign. Elm, Maple, Yellow Poplar and Willow trees will break at the forks of stems where weak formations are. Noticing a “V” shaped structure is not healthy and should be more like a “U” for a strong union.
Losing Leaves from the Outside In
This can be a sign that there are root system problems. As the roots are where the tree gets its nutrients and water from.
Dead and Falling Branches
As the tree is trying to make itself smaller so that has less to feed, big branches could be noticed falling from the tree, more than usual. Any dead branches should be removed as soon as possible to ensure safety.
When to act on a troublesome Tree
Need help with your trees? For trees of all shapes and sizes Armac Stump Grinding, Tree Removal and Yard Cleanups service can help. Armac has expertise with the right equipment and knowledge to help you trim or remove your trees and stumps. Contact Ray on 0448 442 477 for a free quote today.