To promote the safety of people and property, have an ISA Certified Arborist complete a Tree Risk Assesment to be aware of any potential problems.
Read below to learn about some of the first things I look for when I get to a property. After years in the field, these are the 3 most common tree risks that I see.
-Cavities in the lower trunk area, and root flare
-Mushrooms on the stem or root flare
-Presence of Brown Rot
Pine, tulip poplar, cucumber magnolia, cottonwood, basswood, and others are naturally soft or brittle, and are generally considered hazardous if they are near a structure.
Co-Dominant stems account for about 50% of the wind damage that I see. Learn to identify them, why they are danagerous, and what we can do to mitigate those risks.
You may be at more or less risk thank you think, don't take action with out consulting a qualified professional.
... and tree problems are no different. Removal is one way to mitigate a risk but it may not be the only way - trees are valuable, and can boost your property value up to 20%. We can always remove a dominant tree, but we can't put it back! Please consider all options before removing a dominant hardwood from your landscape.