In Lake Forest Park, winter can become a pretty soggy time of year ensuring plenty of work for tree care services. Flooding can not only harm the bark on your trees but waterlogged soil can also topple them altogether. Even more, winter winds can cause weak branches to fall while freezing rain and heavy snow can cause a headache full of troubles. Fortunately, however, winter damage can often be mitigated with preventative tree care measures. That’s why Westcoast Tree Care would like to provide you with the following signs your tree may need to be serviced before the hardest storms hit.
Large, Heavy Trees
Large, heavy trees pose a dangerous risk to your family and property during the harsh winter months. Thick, dense branches falling from large heights can cause serious harm or even death. When heavy snow and ice cling to branches, a tree may not be able to support the additional weight. Only a certified arborist can evaluate the health and integrity of a tree and perform any necessary pruning to help lighten the load to allow more winter wind to pass harmlessly through its branches.
Dead Or Broken Branches
It’s important to have any dead or broken branches removed as soon as possible before they become falling hazards. Even more, dead or damaged areas of a tree can invite unwanted disease and insect infestations which can threaten the overall life of a tree. At Westcoast Tree Care, our certified arborist can spot and prune any diseased or dead sections of a tree before they become more problematic.
Windows & Power Lines
Branches that have been ignored and left to grow unchecked have the potential to brush against windows or fall on power lines at any time. This can create unwanted safety hazards that threaten your home and property. At Westcoast Tree Care, our certified arborist can prune back any unattended branches to ensure they don’t brush against your home or any nearby power lines.
Cankers & Cavities
Trees with visible cankers or other related wounds require special attention. Only a certified arborist can inspect the health and integrity of a tree and recommend the appropriate steps needed for trees with cankers, cracks and other cavities.
Splits & Cracks
Trees with splits and cracks between two large branches need to be inspected by a certified arborist. Splits and cracks can be very dangerous because a split or crack can break through, causing heavy limbs to fall to the ground. If you spot any major splits or cracks, it’s important to contact Westcoast Tree Care as soon as possible. Otherwise, you may be dealing with a hazardous mess when winter storms turn south.
Excessive winter flooding can strain the healthy root system of any tree. Tree roots can also be affected by sidewalks, construction work, and parking on your lawn. If you spot any sudden mounds or bulging in the soil, it’s important to contact the certified arborist at Westcoast Tree Care to ensure the root system of your tree hasn’t become compromised.
Lake Forest Park Tree Care
With proper maintenance and preventative tree care, most winter tree accidents can be prevented. Given the size and value of Lake Forest Park trees, it’s best to entrust their ongoing care to the certified arborist at Westcoast Tree Care. With our training, experience, and proper equipment we can help you prevent any winter tree damage. For more information contact us at 1.800.767.8733. We will take the time to answer any questions you may have and provide you with a no-cost, no-obligation quote for any of our tree care services.