Though trees are mostly beautiful in our landscapes, we can be caught unaware of the risks associated with defective and hazardous trees. Hazardous trees can cause personal injury and property damage. Therefore, it is important to periodically consider hazardous tree removal as part of your annual home maintenance task list. And with proper corrective action, you may be able to protect your property and save lives.
Define a Hazardous Tree
A tree becomes “hazardous” when any of it’s structural defects are likely to cause failure to all or part of the tree, which could then strike a “target.” A target can be a vehicle, building, or a place where people gather such as a park bench, picnic table, street, or backyard. Assessing the risk to these “targets” involves understanding the “hazards” concealed within a particular tree. If you need professional hazardous tree assessment, call the professionals at Axemen.
Here’s What to Look For
Hazardous defects are visible signs that the tree is failing. There are generally seven main types of tree defects and these defects may appear individually or in combination:
- dead wood
- weak branch unions
- cracks in limbs or trunk
- root problems
- poor tree architecture
Not All Defects are Considered Hazardous
A tree with defects is not hazardous, however, unless some portion of it is within striking distance of a target.
Mitigating Hazardous Trees
Corrective actions begin with a thorough examination of the trees on your property. Call Axemen Tree Service for a free assessment and evaluation. If hazardous tree conditions exists, we can take corrective action to ensure your home and property is safe
Call Axemen Tree Service to find out if you need hazardous tree removal. Axemen brings quality tree care service to your GA home. We are your tree service experts serving Woodstock, Marietta, East Cobb and Roswell.