With fall now upon us and plenty of winter storms on their way, the certified arborist at Westcoast Tree Experts would like to talk about signs that may indicate the need for an emergency Yuba tree removal service. Furthermore, it’s essential to be familiar with the following situations that may warrant the need to call a professional.
Emergency Yuba Tree Removal
Knowing whether you need an emergency tree removal service isn’t always easy. In fact, it can be hard to determine if a leaning tree or broken branches are normal. Below are a few things that may indicate serious safety issues and tips for spotting these hazards.
A Sudden Lean
A tree that develops a sudden lean – especially if it hovers over a sidewalk or home – should be assessed by a certified arborist. At Westcoast Tree Experts, we recommend that any tree that develops a sudden 15% lean from its vertical position requires an emergency tree removal service.
If you spot any signs of root damage or decay, it’s essential to contact a certified arborist as soon as possible. The roots of a tree are its structural support system. This means if they are damaged, a strong wind storm can result in serious damage.
Fungi or mushrooms growing at the base of a tree can be a sign of serious disease and internal rot. The certified arborist at Westcoast Tree Experts should be contacted for an evaluation because these are signs of a dead or dying tree, which is a safety hazard that can result in serious harm or property damage.
Nearby Power Lines
There must be adequate space between trees and nearby power lines. Why? Overgrown trees can become entangled in power lines, resulting in power failure, property damage, or electrocution to those below. However, you should never attempt to trim or prune a tree like this on your own. Instead, the certified arborist at Westcoast Tree Experts has gone through extensive training to make sure he does this job as safely as possible.
There are two main factors to consider when it comes to dead branches. These include:
- Large, dead branches need to be removed as soon as possible. Why? Strong winds can cause them to unexpectedly fall, crashing down onto people and property below.
- If half the branches on a tree are dead, you have a major structural problem. When the balance of a tree is compromised, it becomes extremely dangerous.
The outside appearance of a tree can be deceiving. That’s why it’s essential to make sure the trunk of a tree isn’t hollow. If it is, it should be removed immediately.
Missing bark, along with cracks and cavities in the trunk of a tree are indications that a tree is no longer healthy or structurally sound. The certified arborist at Westcoast Tree Experts can help determine whether these are serious threats to your tree.
Westcoast Tree Experts
If you’re still unsure about the hazards of a tree, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Contact the certified arborist at Westcoast Tree Experts for more information and a no-cost, no-obligation quote for any of our tree care services including emergency Yuba tree removal. Fill out our online form or give us a call at 1.800.767.8733 today.