Tree Hazards

Recognizing Tree Hazards

Trees provide significant benefits to our homes and cities, but when trees fall and injure people or damage property, they are liabilities. Taking care of tree hazards makes your property safer and prolongs the life of the tree. Trees are an important part of our world. They offer a wide range of benefits to the […]

Tree Hazards

Tree Hazard Checklist

Consider these questions: Are there large dead branches in the tree? Are there detached branches hanging in the tree? Does the tree have cavities or rotten wood along the trunk or in major branches? Are mushrooms present at the base of the tree? Are there cracks or splits in the trunk or where branches are […]

Tree Hazards

Managing Tree Hazards

Trees provide significant benefits to our homes and cities, but when trees fall and injure people or damage property, they are liabilities. Taking care of tree hazards makes your property safer and prolongs the life of the tree.Trees are an important part of our world.They offer a wide range of benefits to the environment and […]

Tree Hazards

What to Do

An arborist familiar with hazard tree evaluation may suggest one or more of the following: Remove the target. While a home or a nearby power line cannot be moved, it is possible to move picnic tables, cars, landscape features, or other possible targets to prevent them from being hit by a falling tree. Prune the […]

Tree Hazards

Power Lines

Trees that fall into or contact utility lines have additional serious consequences. Not only can they injure people or property near the line, but also hitting a line may cause power outages, surges, fires, and other damage. Downed lines still conducting electricity are especially dangerous. A tree with a potential to fall into a utility […]