In the Event of a Tree Emergency, What to do?

By | 2016-12-17T22:26:11+00:00 December 17th, 2016|Understanding Your Trees|

Branches broken, still hanging in the crown

Call an arborist to have the “hangers” removed, and make clean cuts at a lateral branch or bud.

Tree hit by vehicle

If possible, get the license plate number, name, and insurance information of the driver. Document the tree’s injuries with photographs. Contact an arborist to evaluate the damage.

Wounded […]

Checking Tree Safety

By | 2016-12-17T22:26:11+00:00 December 17th, 2016|Understanding Your Trees|

Healthy trees can fall down. A tree may be green and lush, but that does not guarantee that it is structurally safe. Inspect trees anytime, but especially after storms. Examine the crown, branches, trunk, and area around the roots for these common dangers:

  • Broken, dead, or hanging branches
  • Cracks, fungi, and cavities
  • Weak trunk or […]

Checking Tree Health

By | 2016-12-17T22:26:11+00:00 December 17th, 2016|Understanding Your Trees|

Tree health can be difficult to determine, but checking your tree yearly may help you notice problems as they appear. Is the current year’s growth much less than past years’ growth? Fast growth does not mean good health, but a dramatic reduction in growth rate may be an indication of poor health. TIP: Look at […]

Avoiding Tree Damage During Construction

By | 2016-12-19T10:48:27+00:00 December 17th, 2016|Understanding Your Trees|

Homes are often constructed near existing trees to take advantage of their aesthetic and environmental value. Unfortunately, the processes involved with construction can be deadly to nearby trees. Proper planning and care are needed to preserve trees on building sites. An arborist can help you decide which trees can be saved. The arborist can also […]

Safe Response to Tree-Related Storm Damage

By | 2016-12-19T10:48:27+00:00 December 17th, 2016|Understanding Your Trees|

Severe weather can have a lasting impact on your home and the trees in the surrounding landscape. Tearing winds and penetrating rains work together, softening soils and overturning trees. Lightning strikes generate heath that vaporizes water within the tree, causing wood to split and bark to explode. During a storm, the failure of part or […]

Recognizing Tree Risk

By | 2016-12-19T10:48:28+00:00 December 17th, 2016|Understanding Your Trees|

Trees provide significant benefits to our homes and cities, but when trees fall and injure people or damage property, they are liabilities. Understanding and addressing the risks associated with trees makes your property safer and prolongs the life of the tree.

An arborist can help you manage the trees on your property and can provide treatments […]

Managing Tree Hazards and Risk

By | 2016-12-17T22:26:12+00:00 December 17th, 2016|Understanding Your Trees|

Trees provide numerous benefits to those living and working in the urban environment, which increase with tree size and age. However, older and larger trees are also more likely to drop branches or cause root conflicts on the sites they inhabit. In managing these trees, tree owners must recognize the tree benefits and risks.

Whether hazards […]