A tree may seem like the safest, most stable thing on your property. While this can be true, it’s also possible for it to seriously hurt someone or cause significant damage to your property due to a natural force or simple negligence. While trees provide us with a wide variety of benefits, it’s important to make sure they are safe, healthy, and strong with the best Salem tree care practices.
No matter how healthy a tree may look, it’s essential to make sure it can withstand the strongest winds, rain, and snowfall. That’s why Westcoast Tree Care encourages you to check your trees each season using the following guidelines.
Overall Tree Assessment
When you assess a tree, start by looking at it from a place where you can see it in its entirety. This will allow you to spot any dead branches, an unusual lean, discolored leaves, and more. If you see anything disconcerting, it’s best to contact a Salem tree care professional like Westcoast Tree Care. Our certified arborist will provide you with a professional inspection and recommend the best solution to any problem.
After an overall assessment, it’s important to inspect the ground where a tree is planted. Look over its root system and make sure you don’t spot anything unusual. Keep in mind that a tree has two types of roots, anchoring roots, and absorbing roots. Anchoring roots are often visible because they provide a tree with structural support. Any signs of damage or decay can indicate a compromised root system. This, in turn, can cause a tree to fall unexpectedly at any time.
If a tree on your property has seen better days, take the time to look at its trunk. Any signs of cracks or cavities in the trunk of a tree can mean it can split at any moment. If you spot any cracks, take special note of where they are located. It’s also important to look out for peeling or missing bark, as this can be a sign of disease or infestation.
Without enough sunlight, a tree can start to shed branches. Deadwood can be especially dangerous after a heavy storm. Inspect your tree for dead branches and missing leaves. If you spot any areas like these, don’t hesitate to call a Salem tree care professional for a prompt trimming or removal service.
Salem Tree Care
If you have trees on your property that you suspect of being hazardous, it’s important to contact the certified arborist at Westcoast Tree Care to protect the safety of your home and loved ones. We would be more than happy to walk your property while answering any questions you may have and provide you with a no-cost, no-obligation quote for any of our Salem tree care services. Fill out our online form or give us a call at 1.800.767.8733 today.