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The trees on your Dallas, TX property can boost your home’s curb appeal. They also provide shade, making it more comfortable to sit outside on a hot day, and the trees provide your home with some protection from the elements. Because the trees benefit your home and family, you should do whatever possible to keep your trees healthy. One of the best ways is to identify problems with your trees early before a minor problem becomes something serious that can affect the tree, your home, and your property.
If a tree on your property is experiencing any of the following issues, you should call an emergency tree service right away.
#1 Dead Branches
Is there a branch on the tree that looks different from the rest? Is there one naked branch and the rest are covered with leaves? If so, the branch is likely dead, and you should call an emergency tree service. A dead branch can fall at any time. If the branch hangs over your house or vehicle, it could cause serious damage when it falls. If the dead branch is hanging over a walkway, it can fall, injuring anyone walking underneath.
When you call a tree service, the dead branch will be safely removed. The tree expert will also examine the tree for any other dead or dying branches that should be removed. This will ensure the safety of your home, property, and family.
#2 Overhanging Branches
Sadly, you cannot control the direction your trees grow. As your tree grows, it can grow over your home. During extreme weather, such as a windstorm, the branch can fall, causing significant damage to your home. The best way to protect your house is to call an emergency tree service.
A tree expert can remove the branch safely without causing damage to the tree and the surrounding branches. Removing the overhanging trees will keep your home safe, and when there is a storm in the forecast, you will have peace of mind that your home and family are safe.
#3 The Branches Are Growing Toward the Power Lines
As mentioned above, you can’t control the direction your trees grow. If a tree on your property grows toward the power lines, it can cause significant problems.
When the branch gets too close to the power lines, strong winds, and severe weather, the tree can take down the power lines, resulting in a power outage. If the line is still live when it falls, your home and family will be at great risk.
A tree service can remove the branch before it grows too close to the power lines. They can also remove any branches that could be a problem in the future.
#4 A Tree Is Suddenly Leaning
It is normal for trees to lean a bit, which can improve your home’s curb appeal. If there isn’t enough light overhead, the tree will develop a lean toward the light. However, if a tree on your Dallas, TX property seems to have started leaning more overnight, you should call an emergency tree service.
When a tree starts leaning suddenly, it often signifies a structural issue that can put your home and family at risk. If you don’t call a professional, the tree can fall, damaging anything in its path. Anyone walking around the tree can be seriously injured if the tree falls.
An emergency tree service will send a tree expert to inspect the tree to determine if it needs to be removed. Because a leaning tree is a safety hazard, it is best to call a professional right away.
#5 Damaged Or Decaying Roots
The roots of the trees on your property provide support to keep the tree standing and provide nutrients to the tree from the soil. If the roots are damaged or decayed, the tree won’t get the nutrients it needs, causing it to die.
It is easy to tell if the tree root is damaged because it will be visible, but it can be more challenging to tell if the roots are decaying. Moss or fungus growing around the roots are signs of decay, and you should call an emergency tree service.
They will send a tree expert to your home to determine the degree of damage or decay, and they will determine whether it is safe for the tree to remain standing or if the tree should be removed.
#6 Compromised Trunk
The trunks on the trees on your property provide structure to allow them to stand. If the trunk of a tree is damaged or there are large pieces of missing bark, you should call an emergency tree service. The same is true if there are cracks or cavities in the trunk.
You will need a tree expert to determine if the damage to the trunk is so severe that the tree needs to be removed or it is structurally sound enough to remain standing.
If you wait too long to call a professional, the tree can weaken and fall, damaging anything in its path.
#7 Hollow Trunk
The tree trunk provides structure to your tree, and if the trunk starts to hollow, it won’t be structurally sound and is at risk of falling. If a third of the trunk of a tree on your property has rotted or hollowed, it will need to be removed.
An emergency tree service will send a tree expert to your home to examine the tree to determine if it is structurally sound enough to remain standing or if it is best to remove the tree.
Why Choose S&P Tree Service?
If a tree on your Dallas, TX property has issues, contact S&P Tree Service. We are a family-owned and operated business that has been serving customers in the area for years. We are a member of the International Society of Arboriculture, and our tree experts are highly trained, licensed, bonded, and insured. Our tree experts have the education, training, and equipment necessary to handle any job you have.
We provide several tree services, including:
- Regular tree care
- Stump grinding service
- Tree removal service
- Crane-assisted tree removal service
- Emergency tree service
- Landscaping services upon request
To schedule an appointment for emergency tree service or any other service we provide, give us a call today.