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The trees on your Fort Worth, TX property add curb appeal, and this isn’t the only benefit of having trees on your property. Trees provide shade that allows you to sit comfortably outside on a sunny day. They also provide your home and vehicles some protection from the elements.
Although the trees on your property are very beneficial, they can pose a risk. If your trees are unhealthy or unstable, they can cause serious damage to your home and vehicles and can cause serious injury to you and your family. The best way to prevent this type of devastation is to recognize the signs you need to call an emergency tree service.
#1 Overhanging Branches
If there are large branches having over your home, you should call an emergency tree service. When severe weather strikes, such as a major windstorm, the branch can fall, causing significant damage to your home. A tree service will carefully remove the branch, which will keep your home and family safe.
#2 Large Dead Branches
If there are any large dead branches on a tree on your Fort Worth, TX property, it can put your home and family at risk. It won’t be long before the dead branch falls from the tree, damaging or destroying everything in its path.
When you call an emergency tree service, they will remove the dead branch before it can cause any damage or injury.
#3 The Branches Are Growing Toward the Power Lines
Unfortunately, you cannot control the way your tree’s branches grow. If the branches are growing toward the power lines, a strong wind can take down the power lines, resulting in a power outage and can create hazardous conditions on your property.
When you call a tree service, they can send a tree expert to your home to safely remove the branch growing too close to the power lines.
#4 The Tree’s Roots Are too Close to the Underground Pipes
As mentioned above, you cannot control the way your tree branches grow. You also cannot control the way the tree roots grow. If the roots are growing dangerously close to the underground pipes, it can cause a very serious issue on your property. When this happens, you will need to call a tree service immediately. They can send a team to remove the tree before it can cause any damage to the pipes.
#5 Signs of Tree Disease
Like most living things, trees can develop different types of diseases. If a tree on your property has a disease and it is not treated, it will no longer be structurally sound, and it could fall. This can cause devastating damage to your home and everything on your property. It can also put your family at great risk for injury.
An emergency tree service will send a tree expert to your home to inspect the tree to diagnose the disease. If the disease hasn’t spread through the entire tree, there is a chance that the disease can be treated, and your tree can be saved. If the disease is severe and cannot be treated, the tree may need to be removed.
Signs of tree disease include:
- Distorted leaves
- Stippled leaves
- Cottony white masses
- Thin or stunted trees
- Bark abnormalities
- Dead branches
If you notice any of these issues with a tree on your property, you should call an emergency tree service immediately.
#6 Trunk Issues
The tree’s trunk provides the stability that it needs to remain standing. If you notice any issues with the trunk, such as large pieces of missing bark, cracks, or cavities, you should call an emergency tree service immediately. These issues are strong indications that your tree is not structurally sound and is at risk of falling.
When you call a tree service, a tree expert can inspect the cavity to determine if the damage is too much for the tree to sustain and whether it needs to come down. The longer you wait, the more you will put your home and family in jeopardy.
#7 Hollow Trunk
Another potentially serious tree issue is a hollow trunk. It is not uncommon for a trunk to hollow; however, a small amount of hollowing is not a major cause for concern. If a third of the tree trunk is hollow, the tree will no longer be structurally sound and will need to be removed. If you wait too long, a strong wind can take the tree down, causing severe damage to anything or anyone in its path.
An emergency tree service will come to your home to inspect the tree to determine how much of the tree has hollowed. This will let them know whether the tree needs to come down or if it will be safe in your yard for a few more years.
#8 Decaying or Rotted Roots
The roots of the trees on your Fort Worth, TX property provide stability. If thee roots are rotted or decaying, your tree is at great risk of falling and can destroy anything in its path. The signs of root rot include:
- Moss or mushroom growing around the roots
- Unusually small leaves
- Wilted or brown leaves
- Weak or decaying branches
- Thin canopy
When you hire an emergency tree service, they will send a tree expert to your home to examine the roots. If the root rot or decay is severe, the tree may need to come down.
Why Choose S&P Tree Service?
If you are worried about the health of a tree on your property, or if you are worried about the direction the branches or roots are growing, contact S&P Tree Service. We are a family-owned 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 and experienced.
We offer a wide range of tree services, including:
- Tree pruning
- Crown thinning
- Tree removal services
- Installation of large and small trees
- Landscaping services upon request
To schedule an appointment for emergency tree service or any other service we provide, give us at S&P Tree Service a call today.