Hazardous trees regularly lead to death or injury of arborists and property owners...

 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.

What are some Immediate RED FLAGS?

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.

Common tree risks

Lower Trunk Rot


-Cavities in the lower trunk area, and root flare

-Mushrooms on the stem or root flare

-Presence of Brown Rot

Undesireable Species


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.

Included Bark


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.

Learn more about bark inclusions!!!

Birds Eye Tree Service offers a standardized and systematic process for assessing tree risk, created by the folks at ISA!

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if you think you have tree risk...

Have one of our ISA Certified Arborists come assess your situation right away!


You may be at more or less risk thank you think, don't take action with out consulting a qualified professional.

There is usually more than one way to solve any problem...


... 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.

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