8 Signs That You Need To Call An Emergency Tree Service | Dallas, TX
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The trees on your Dallas, TX property have numerous benefits. The first is the curb appeal that the trees add to your property. Healthy, properly trimmed trees can make your entire property look great. Next, your trees can provide shade, allowing you to sit comfortably outdoors on a sunny day. Your trees also provide your home and vehicles some protection from the elements. Finally, if you have fruit-bearing trees on your property, you can enjoy fresh fruit daily.
Although the trees on your property have plenty of benefits, they can also put your home and family at risk. Unhealthy trees can fall during severe weather or due to weakness and can cause damage to your home and vehicles. An unhealthy tree can also fall and cause serious injury or death to anyone standing below. If a tree on your property is showing any of the following signs, you should schedule an appointment for emergency tree service immediately.
#1 Large, Overhanging Branches
If any large branches are hanging over your home, vehicles, or the walkway, it is best to call an emergency tree service. If severe weather, such as strong winds and heavy rains, the tree branch can snap, causing serious damage to your home and property.
When you call a tree service, a tree expert will carefully remove the branch without causing any property damage or damage to the tree. When the branch is removed, the risk to your property will be removed as well.
#2 Dead Branches
Like overhanging branches, dead branches can put your home, property, and family at risk. It is best to call an emergency tree service as soon as you see the dead branch. A dead branch can fall due to a small gust of wind, causing significant damage or possible injury.
A tree service will remove the dead branch and inspect the tree for any other issues that could put your home and family at risk.
#3 The Branches Are Growing Close To the Power Lines
Unfortunately, you cannot control the way the trees on your property grow. If a tree on your property is growing dangerously close to the power lines, you should schedule an appointment with a tree service. If the trees grow too close to the power lines, a small gust of wind can knock down a power line, resulting in a power outage. If the lines are still live when they come down, it can create a hazardous situation on your property.
A tree service can safely remove the branch without affecting the power lines.
#4 The Tree Roots Are Growing Too Close To the Underground Pipes
Like the tree branches, you also cannot control the way the tree’s roots grow. If they begin growing close to the underground plumbing, the roots can grow into the pipes, causing a serious plumbing issue and flooding in your yard.
An emergency tree service can inspect the path of the tree’s growth to determine if it is best to take the tree down.
#5 Visible Damage Or Decay To the Tree’s Roots
The root system of the trees on your property can indicate whether or not your trees are healthy. If the roots are visibly damaged or decayed, you should call an emergency tree service immediately. The roots are your tree’s structural support system. If there is any damage or decay, the tree could fall at any time, putting your home and family at great risk, which is why you should call a tree service immediately.
When you call a tree service, a tree expert will examine the tree roots to determine if the decay or damage is so severe that the tree must come down.
#6 The Tree Trunk Is Compromised
The trunks of the trees on your Dallas, TX property provide stability and keep your trees standing. If a tree trunk has cavities or cracks in the trunk or large pieces of missing bark, it indicates that the tree is not structurally sound, and you should call an emergency tree service immediately.
The tree service will send a tree expert to your home to inspect the trunk to determine if the damage is too large for the tree to sustain. If they determine that the tree is no longer structurally sound, they will remove the tree.
#7 The Tree Trunk Is Hollow
The trees on your property can survive if parts of the trunk are hollow. Because the supporting tissue of the tree is in the outer edges of the trunk, the tree can survive if one-third of the trunk is hollow. If the trunk is more than one-third hollow, you should call an emergency tree service. Ignoring the issue could result in the tree falling, causing serious damage to your home, and can cause serious injury to a member of your family.
An emergency tree service will send a tree expert to your home to examine the trunk. If they find that too much of the trunk is hollow, the tree will need to come down.
#8 Extensive Damage
Extensive tree damage can be serious and may require a call to an emergency tree service. If 50 percent of the tree is damaged, it can put your home and family at risk and may need to be removed. A damaged tree can survive for years; however, its strength will be compromised.
A tree service will inspect the tree to determine the severity of the damage. After the inspection, they will determine whether it is best that the tree comes down or if it is safe for it to remain standing on your property.
Why Choose S&P Tree Service?
If you are concerned about the health or stability of the trees on your Dallas, TX property, contact S&P Tree Service. We are a licensed tree service, and our tree experts are licensed and highly trained.
We are a member of the International Society of Arboriculture, and we offer a variety of services, including:
- Preservative tree pruning
- Crown thinning
- Installation of small and large trees
- Emergency tree removal
- 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.