For any Spokane homeowner, talking about tree damage can be a difficult subject. Since you’ve invested a considerable amount of time and money into your property (including your trees), seeing them damaged can be very discouraging.
Preventative tree care not only ensures the health and safety of your trees but protects your home and property as well. That’s why it’s important to have a certified arborist at Westcoast Tree Care help you diagnose a damaged tree or decide whether or not it should be removed.
Types of Damage
No matter its size or species, all trees are susceptible to damage. Types of damage to look out for include:
- Damaged tree bark
- Trunk wounds
- Damaged tree roots
- Broken limbs or branches
How Can Trees Get Damaged?
Trees can be damaged due to a variety of factors. That’s why it’s important to be aware of the following causes that can impact a tree’s overall health and safety.
Tree Trimming (or) Pruning Mistakes
At Westcoast Tree Care, we know it can be tempting to trim or prune a tree on your own. Other times, however, we end up hiring some random landscaper to do the job. While it’s always nice to save some money, improper pruning or trimming can permanently ruin the look of your trees while making them susceptible to disease or storm damage. This can ultimately result in a decline of your trees health or even death.
Digging and trenching caused by construction can damage a tree’s root system. Other factors like soil compaction can affect how a tree grows. Even if the damage is slight, a tree can become hazardous over time due to its unseen injuries. That’s why it’s important to have a certified arborist at Westcoast Tree Care evaluate your trees before the construction process to see how they will be affected or if they will recover once damage has occurred.
As a homeowner’s worst nightmare, accidents have been known to happen when a vehicle comes crashing through your property. When trees are involved they are often damaged, uprooted or knocked askew. That’s why a tree should always be evaluated by a certified arborist after an accident to see if it can survive or if it should be removed.
From severe winds to heavy snow and ice buildup, trees are susceptible to storm damage due to their height and location. That’s why preventative tree care before and after a storm is important. By making sure a tree is properly pruned and cared for, a tree will remain healthy and strong for many years to come.
Westcoast Tree Care
At Westcoast Tree Care, we are experienced professionals that offer a wide range of preventative tree care services for residential and commercial properties. We offer everything from pruning to windsail reduction and more. If you need help diagnosing a damaged tree, contact us at 1.800.767.8733. Our certified arborist will provide you with a no-cost, no-obligation quote while answering any questions you may have.