As a property owner, it is your responsibility to be proactive and identify any signs of potential trees hazards, periodically. Many homeowners have called upon Clearview Tree and Land, requesting our certified arborist and/or tree professional to assess and identify present tree hazards. For your convenience, below are some of the signs that homeowners must be able to identify as possible tree hazards and liabilities. If you are concerned about a tree on your property, always consult a tree professional.
Inspection of trees, their stems, soil, and environments throughout the property, should be done periodically. Larger trees such as Oaks, Elms, Maples, etc. should be assessed more often, due to their larger size and higher liability. It is common to find trees with multiple leaders or tree trunks growing from the same tree base. You can identify if the union where the tree leaders meet is weak, by analyzing the striation within the tree. If they are “V” shaped, this causes tree splitting. Usually this can be corrected through tree pruning or tree cabling.
Trees endure a large amount of weathering throughout the years, causing branches to weaken. This can be identified visually, through disfiguration, cracks where the branches meet, bulging, or prominent wrinkles. This hazard can be eradicated through tree limb removal or tree trimming. Tree cabling can be done as well, if you would like the desired shape of the tree to remain. Cavities, fungi, hollow pockets, and bark peeling are also signs of a decaying tree. Depending on the extensiveness of the decay, the tree will most likely have to be removed. The process of preserving a dying tree can be detrimental to the trees defense system, resulting in a tree removal regardless.
Leaning trees can present a very dangerous situation. When a tree leans, it is a result of pockets within the soil or simply because the tree naturally has grown that direction for more sunlight exposure. If pockets within the soil of the base of the tree are discovered, it is then established as an unstable environment. The trees’ root system anchors the tree into the ground and receives its support through the soil. If the tree is existing within unstable conditions and leaning, Clearview Tree and Land Corp. suggests the homeowner eradicates any liabilities and remove the tree in question, as soon as possible.
Signs of dead wood within trees are extremely common amongst all tree species. It can be identified when the leaves are completely brown or if there is simply no foliage present. We offer Class A tree pruning for removal of all diseased/ broken branches, dead wood, tree shaping, thinning out, etc. This procedure will prevent the danger of any falling tree limbs and enhance the health of the trees.
Clearview Tree and Land Corp. works closely with property owners throughout the Long Island, Brooklyn, and Queens area, to help identify tree hazards. Call Clearview Tree and Land today at 888-808-4777 for a professional tree estimate on tree removal, tree trimming, tree planting, and/or tree assessments.