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Some Signs That Indicate Your Tree May Fall

According to American Arborists - these are some signs that indicate that your tree may fall. Trees are susceptible to disease, decay, and aging - as they they grow old, they become weak over time. Although some trees have double, or even triple, the lifespan of humans, the fact is that trees go through the same aging process as anything living.

What Causes A Tree To Fall Over?

Improper planting conditions, insect infestation, malnutrition, poor soil condition, flooding, construction damage, old age, and many other causes.

These Are Signs Your Tree May Fall

Visible Dead Branches w/ Minimal Agitation

Dead branches present a clue as to the current condition of the tree. When you start seeing dead branches, your tree is telling you that there’s something wrong. Shedding branches is the tree’s way of self-pruning. The tree is trying to make itself better.

There’s A Cavity or Hole In The Trunk Of The Tree

A side effects of a tree trying to shed its branches by self-pruning is the formation of a hole or cavity inside its trunk. The open wound from the broken branch could lead to decay inside the tree. It may be best to consult a Knoxvill tree removal professional when assessing this kind of problem.

Deep Cracks Or Missing Bark On The Trunk Of The Tree

Another sign that your tree may dying is the presence of patches of missing bark. The presence of missing bark is a sign that the tree is dying. Additionally, deep cracks on the trunk should be a concern. These make the trunk weaker and likely may become a hazard.

The Tree Has A Tight V-Shaped Branch Growth

The branch growth on a tree should be at a proper distance, so there is enough room for other branches to develop. Branches that grow too close together will often be in a V-shape. This could spell disaster for the tree and everyone or everything around it.

Roots Of The Tree Are Weak and Rotten

Because the tree’s root system is covered in soil it can be a challenge to identify weak or rotten roots. A reliable way to determine if the tree is rotting inside, it to check for mushrooms and other fungi growing around the base of the tree or on the trunk. Fungus is often times an indicator of rotting wood. If you see fungi growth - consult with a Certified Arborist like Tip Top Tree Care, LLC to investigate.

If you think your tree may fall over, it is better to error on caution than to have a major problem later like damaged property, a damaged vehicle or worse - an injury to a person, child or pet.

Our Knoxville, TN tree removal team of seasoned professionals will get the job done right. We have the necessary equipment and experience to remove any tree, big or small. Contact us to find out more about our tree removal services in Knoxville, TN.


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