Do you love the trees on your property, but worry that they may be causing some harm to either the property or your home? Here, you'll find a few tips to help you determine when it's time for you to contact a tree service to come out and trim things up or remove troublesome trees.
Walk Around the House and Structures
Grab a camera or your phone and take a walk around your home and all of the other structures on the property. As you walk, look for any limbs that are rubbing against the buildings. Also, look for tree limbs that are overhanging the roof.
The trees around all of the structures on your property should never touch the structures, nor should the branches extend over the roofing. If the branches slide up against the house, it could damage the siding, gutters or more. If the branches extend over the roofing, the shade could promote moss growth and compromise the roofing materials.
Signs of Rot or Illness
Trees do get sick and die. When they die, they begin to rot from the inside out – this causes the tree to weaken and increases the possibility that it will fall. When you notice that parts of the tree have become sick, or haven't been producing leaves the past couple of seasons, you should have the tree inspected.
Some tree diseases can be treated before it spreads to surrounding trees. Other diseases require the removal of the tree – it cannot be saved and trying to preserve it could put your home at risk of the tree falling, and it can cause the surrounding trees to fall ill as well.
Power Line Issues
Anytime a tree is touching a power line, you must contact your electric company. It doesn't take a whole lot for a branch to break-off during a strong storm and pull the power lines down with it. The power company works with local tree trimming services to ensure that the power lines are all kept clear of limbs that could cause them to fall.
Anytime you question the health of a tree or the safety of a standing tree, don't hesitate to call your local tree professional for assistance. The tree may be able to be saved if it is trimmed and treated for what is causing the problems. Hopefully, you'll find the solutions to all of your tree problems with ease. Get in touch with a company like Able Scape, Inc to learn more.
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