With winter storms on the way here in Oregon, the certified arborist at Westcoast Tree Care thought we should talk about what kind of damage requires a Corvallis tree removal service. Some of these may be storm-related and others not. Either way, it’s important to be familiar with the following signs that may warrant the help of a professional.
Signs You Need A Corvalis Tree Removal Service
Deciding if you need a Corvalis tree removal service isn’t always easy. It can be hard to determine if a sudden lean is normal or to spot broken branches through the leaves. Below are a few signs of tree damage that needs to be taken care of immediately and tips for spotting these hazards.
A sudden lean – especially if a tree is over a pathway or structure – should be examined by a certified arborist. A good rule of thumb is that if a tree develops a 15% vertical lean, it requires emergency services.
Any signs of root decay or damage require an assessment by a certified arborist. The root system of a tree is its support system. When it becomes damaged, it could fall over unexpectedly at any time, especially during a strong storm. This could result in serious property damage or harm to those below.
Mushrooms growing at the base of a tree can be a sign of disease and internal rot. A certified arborist should evaluate this, because, like we mentioned above, the roots are the support system of a tree.
Too Close To Power Lines
The space between a tree and power lines should be larger than you expected. However, it’s essential never to attempt to trim or prune a tree located near a power line on your own. Doing so could result in electrocution or even death. The certified arborist at Westcoast Tree Care has gone through extensive training to make sure we do this job as safely as possible.
There are two main things to think about when it comes to dead branches:
- Large dead branches need to be removed as soon as possible. A sudden gust of wind could send them crashing down unexpectedly at any time.
- If a tree has dead branches all on one side of it, you may be facing a serious structural problem. If the balance of a tree has become compromised, it can be extremely dangerous.
The outside of a tree can appear normal, even if it’s dead or dying on the inside. In fact, certain trees can live with some degree of hollowing out. However, it’s essential to have a certified arborist examine a tree if you suspect a tree on your property may be hollow on the inside.
Cracks, cavities, missing bark, or other damage to the trunk of a tree are indications that it’s no longer structurally sound. At Westcoast Tree Care, our certified arborist can determine if these are serious threats to a tree. If you are unsure about the hazards a damaged tree can cause, it’s better to be safe than sorry by calling in the help of a professional.
Westcoast Tree Care
Westcoast Tree Care offers hazardous tree removal services to help homeowners in Corvallis, Oregon, prevent serious harm or damages from occurring. If you believe your trees are in need of emergency attention, contact our certified arborist by filling out our online form or give us a call at 1.800.767.8733 as soon as possible.