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When trees are able to thrive on their own, they can last for many years to come. In fact, trees will never die of old age, which is why they’re the longest living organisms on the planet. Unfortunately, trees aren’t immune to outside factors, which is why you might need to someday consider emergency tree service at your Fort Worth, TX home.
Luckily, if you’re paying attention, it’s usually pretty easy to spot the signs that something’s going wrong with your trees long before they can put your home in danger. If you see any of these indications around your trees, it’s a good idea to start planning for an emergency tree service to come to your home and prevent trees and branches from falling in the wrong spot!
Heavily Leaning Trees
In general, trees aren’t supposed to look like the Leaning Tower of Pisa, even after a heavy rainstorm in the Metroplex. A slight lean from your trees isn’t anything to concern yourself with, but if your trees start to lean more than 15 percent of an angle away from the tree’s natural straight look, you’re likely looking at a serious problem.
When trees start leaning, the best thing you can do is call in an expert to determine if you’ve got a situation that needs to be monitored or addressed right away. In general, you might be able to wait a little while if the tree isn’t leaning toward the street, power lines, or your home, but if any of those are in your path, you’ll want to get an emergency tree service on the job immediately. The longer you wait, the more likely it is that the tree ends up falling, which can cause serious damage to the property if it falls at the wrong time.
Mushrooms Near the Base
Mushrooms serve one major purpose in the ecosystem: they’re decomposers. As a general rule, you’re not going to find mushrooms near vibrant plant life, because there’s nothing for fungal spores to feed off of. So if you do see mushrooms starting to sprout near the base, that’s a sign that something has gone wrong around the tree, and it’s probably with the root system.
If fungi are starting to decompose the roots around the tree, that means the tree will be severely weakened and might not be able to stand up to the kinds of storms that come to the Metroplex. If you see mushrooms popping up around your trees, do the smart thing and call for an emergency tree service to make sure that you won’t run into serious issues with your tree.
When branches stop showing signs of life compared to the rest of the tree, there’s a good chance that you’ve got a real problem with the tree, and you might have to do some serious emergency work to save it. Obviously, your tree isn’t going to show much life when winter temperatures come to Fort Worth, TX, but if you get to spring and you’re seeing every branch but one start to show signs of life, there’s likely a problem with that branch.
Most likely, that hypothetical branch is diseased, dying, or dead, and your best bet is to have an emergency tree service come to your home and remove the branch so that the tree no longer has to worry about giving it nutrients. When a tree loses a problem branch, it’s able to divert those resources to other areas of the tree, making it stronger overall. If one branch isn’t pulling its weight, the best way to help the tree recover is to remove the branch before it can suck up any more vital nutrients.
If a storm has struck a tree, it’s always best to save the tree if it’s at all possible to do so. But in many cases, it’s simply not possible because too much damage has occurred. If the tree was directly struck by lightning, for example, it’s likely to develop a serious crack that makes it hard for the tree to recover from the incident.
In general, trees can handle losing a branch or two, but damage to the trunk is very difficult to overcome. If a major storm happens and your tree was damaged, it’s likely best to have an emergency tree service come in and remove the tree safely before it has a chance to damage something else.
Growing in the Wrong Spot
There’s no way to predict the future, and that’s especially true when it comes to your plant life at your home. Planting a tree is a great thing to do for the environment, but if you plant a tree and find out that it’s sprouting in a spot that can cause real damage to your house, it’s best to remove it before it has a chance to run into your home.
Most likely, this will involve having an emergency tree service remove the tree because it could hit your home. However, it’s also a good idea to watch out for it growing in the wrong spot beneath the ground. A tree’s roots can damage the pipes underneath your home and your front yard, and even though you can’t see that potential risk for damage, you can certainly see the damage that comes if a root slices a major pipe and causes a flood underneath your yard. One good way to avoid this is to consult a tree expert before planting anything, but barring that, it’s wise to have an emergency tree service expert nearby.
At S&P Tree Service, we pride ourselves on helping Fort Worth, TX customers remove trees safely when emergency tree service becomes necessary in order to prevent damage to the property and save other trees. If you’re noticing a problem with the trees at your home, give our team a call. We’ll make sure to get trees down safely so that we can prevent serious damage!