Properly trimmed trees can improve your Fort Worth, TX home’s curb appeal. The trees on your property also provide shade, allowing you to sit outdoors comfortably on a hot, sunny day, and can provide some protection from the elements to your house and cars in the driveway. Finally, properly manicured trees can increase the value of your home.
Although the trees on your property are beneficial, they can also put your home and family at risk. Tree damage can cause a large branch to fall on anything below, and dead or dying trees could fall, causing significant damage and injury.
If a tree on your property experiences any of the issues listed below, you should call an emergency tree service right away.
#1 Abnormal Leaning
Trees lean naturally, and the lean makes them more unique and adds value to your home. A tree lean of less than 15 percent isn’t a cause for concern; however, a lean over 15 percent will require a call to an emergency tree service.
A significant lean could indicate a structural issue, causing the tree to lean. If you don’t have the tree checked by a tree service right away, the lean can increase, causing the tree to fall destroying anything in its path. If the professional finds that the tree’s structure isn’t failing, they can straighten and stake the tree, allowing it to stand. However, if the tree’s structure has failed to the point where straightening and staking won’t work, the tree will need to be removed for the safety of your home and family.
#2 Decaying Roots
The roots are your tree’s lifeline and provide structural support for the tree. If the roots begin to decay, you should call an emergency tree service. If the roots are severely decayed, the structure can be significantly affected, and a strong gust of wind could cause the tree to fall, putting your home and family at significant risk.
A tree expert can inspect the roots to determine how severe the decay is, which will help them decide if it is necessary to remove the tree.
#3 Fungus at the Roots
Are there mushrooms and moss at the roots of a tree on your property? If so, you should call an emergency tree service immediately. Fungus at the roots could be due to a filamentous fungus called Basidiomycota, which can affect the tree’s structure.
In some cases, the fungus can kill the tree’s root collar. When the root collar dies all around the tree, it will die and should be removed immediately.
In other cases, the fungus will decay the inner wood at the base of the tree, which is known as butt rot. Your tree can live for years with butt rot; however, you should have a tree service inspect the fungus to determine whether it is safe for the tree to remain standing.
#4 Dead Branches
If there are dead branches on the trees on your Fort Worth, TX property, you should call an emergency tree service. A large dead branch can fall with a strong gust of wind, causing harm to anything underneath. If the dead branches are on one side of the tree, it indicates a major structural problem, and the tree will need to be removed immediately.
A tree service will send a tree expert to your home to inspect the tree and the dead branches to determine whether just the dead branches need to come down or if the entire tree should be removed.
#5 The Branches Are Growing too Close to the Power Lines
Unfortunately, you can’t control the direction the trees on your property grow. If the branches start growing close to the power lines, you should call an emergency tree service immediately.
If you allow the branches to continue growing toward the power lines, a large gust of wind can cause the branches to bring down the power lines, resulting in a power outage and a dangerous situation in the yard.
A tree service can remove the problem branches quickly before any serious harm can occur.
#6 Hollow Trunk
The outside of the trees on your property live longer than the inside of the trunk. This is strange considering the outside of the tree is affected by the elements, but Mother Nature works in mysterious ways. If the tree trunk begins to hollow, you may need to call a tree service.
A tree can live with some degree of hollowing; however, if one-third of the trunk is hollow, the tree may need to be removed.
An emergency tree service can inspect the level of decay to determine if the tree has a bit more life left or should be removed immediately.
#7 Trunk Damage
Large cracks and cavities in the trunk of a tree on your Fort Worth, TX property is a significant cause for concern. The same is true if large pieces of bark are missing. These are signs that the trunk may no longer be structurally sound, and you should call an emergency tree service right away.
A tree service can inspect the damage to determine if the tree can remain standing or if the safest option is to remove the tree.
Why Choose S&P Tree Service?
If you are worried about the health and safety of a tree on your property, schedule an appointment with S&P Tree Service. We are a family-owned and operated business and are a member of the International Society of Arboriculture.
We provide several tree services, including:
- Preservative pruning
- Crown thinning
- Stump grinding
- Tree removal
- Crane tree services
- Emergency tree service
- Small and large tree installation
- Landscaping upon request
Our tree experts are fully trained, licensed, and insured. They can handle any residential or commercial projects, whether simple or complex. In addition, our staff can detect disease and rot and can determine the best course of action.
To schedule an appointment for any tree services we provide, give us a call today.