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Most Fort Worth, TX homeowners, treasure the trees in their yard. Trees can make the yard look nice, adding curb appeal to the home. Trees are beneficial in other ways as well. They provide shade in the yard, allowing you to sit outside comfortably on a hot day. They also provide your home and cars with some protection against the elements.
As beneficial as your trees are, they can pose a risk to your home and anything else in the yard. It isn’t always easy to tell if you need emergency tree service. It can be hard to tell if an issue can be treated or if the tree needs to come down. If you notice any of the following issues with your trees, you should schedule an appointment for a tree service.
#1 Abnormal Leaning
Most trees lean a bit, and it is normal. However, if you notice that the tree suddenly has a 15 percent lean from vertical, you should schedule an appointment for emergency tree service. This is especially true if the tree is leaning over the house or the driveway. Allowing the problem to persist can result in the tree falling, causing serious damage.
#2 The Trees Are Growing Toward the Power Lines
If your trees are growing toward the power lines, it can put your home and family at risk. If the trees get caught up in the power lines, it can result in a power outage. Also, when it is raining, electricity can bend as much as 10 feet to the wet tree, which can cause a ground out, resulting in property damage and a power outage. This is a serious issue that would require emergency tree service.
Depending on the location of the tree, it may need to be trimmed and pruned. If the tree growth is dangerously close to the power lines, the tree may need to come down. When you schedule an appointment for emergency tree service, the tree expert can inspect the tree to determine the best course of action.
#3 The Tree Roots Are Growing Into the Underground Plumbing and Sewage Pipes
Unfortunately, you cannot control how the roots of the trees grow on your Fort Worth, TX policy. If the tree roots are growing into the underground pipes on your property, it is a serious issue. Allowing the problem to continue can cause the pipes to burst underground, resulting in serious plumbing damage and a major flood in the yard.
When you schedule an appointment for emergency tree service, the tree expert will examine the tree and the roots to determine if the tree should come down.
#4 Dead Branches
If a tree on your property has any dead branches, it is a major cause for concern and would require emergency tree service. A dead branch needs to be removed immediately. A strong wind can take the branch down, causing damage to the house or the vehicle. A tree can also come down on someone walking by, resulting in serious injury. If several branches on one side of the tree are dead, it is a sign of a major structural problem, and the tree’s balance can be compromised. When this happens, the tree may need to come down. When you call for a tree service, the tree expert will inspect the tree to determine the best solution to the problem.
#5 Decaying Roots
The roots system is your tree’s structural support system. If there is a tree on your Forth Worth, TX property with damaged or decaying roots, you should schedule an appointment for a tree service right away. During high winds and severe weather, the tree can come down, causing catastrophic damage.
#6 Fungus At the Roots Of the Tree
If you notice moss or mushrooms growing at the base of the tree, it could be diseased or have internal rot. This is a serious issue because the trees on your Fort Worth, TX property rely on the roots for support. When you schedule an appointment for a tree service, the tree expert will inspect the roots so they can treat the disease and determine if the tree can be saved.
#7 Trunk Damage
If there are any cracks or cavities in the tree trunk or large pieces of bark missing from the trunk, it is an indication that your tree is not structurally sound. This is a serious problem and would warrant emergency tree service. A tree expert can determine if the trunk damage poses a serious threat to the tree and whether or not it needs to come down.
#8 Hollow Trunk
The outside of a tree can live longer than the inside of the trunk. If there is minimal hollowing out of the trunk, your tree will still be sturdy and can survive. If one-third or more of the trunk is hollow, you should schedule an appointment for a tree service. A tree expert can inspect the tree trunk to determine if it should be removed. Ignoring the problem can put anything and anyone around the tree at great risk.
#9 A Branch Is Hanging Over the Home
If there is a branch that has grown over the house, you should schedule an appointment for a tree service. If you ignore the problem and the branch comes down, it can cause serious damage to the home. A tree expert can trim the branch, preventing major damage.
Why Choose S&P Tree Services
If you require emergency tree service, schedule an appointment with S&P Tree Services. We are a family-owned business and are a member of the International Society of Arboriculture.
Our tree experts are fully trained, licensed, and insured. We are equipped to handle any residential or commercial tree issues. Our techs have the knowledge and training necessary to spot diseases and treat them accordingly.
We offer a wide range of tree services, including preservative pruning, crown thinning, removing dangerous trees, and installing small and large trees. We also provide landscaping services upon request.
To schedule an emergency tree service appointment or any other service, give us a call today.