How to Spot a Hazardous Tree

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Oregon homeowners love the beauty and shade that trees provide for our outdoor spaces. Those same trees can pose a danger to our homes and our family. That is why it is important to identify trees that present a risk before they actually cause property damage or physical harm. The following signs indicate a potentially hazardous issue with your trees and require professional attention from an arborist. 

Missing or Peeling Bark

 Although shedding old bark is a natural part of tree growth, exposed areas where new bark is not growing may indicate a disease that can potentially weaken your tree.

Splits or Cracks in Your Tree’s Trunk

Many trees will experience some mild cracks in their bark as a part of natural growth. Deeper cracks penetrating the tree trunk, or extending all the way to the ground, can be an indication of structural weakness and present a hazard. 

Fungi Growth on Your Tree

If you notice fungi growing on the base or bark of your tree, it may indicate your tree is suffering from a disease or is no longer alive. Fungi feed on decaying organisms, so their presence is an indication that your tree is no longer healthy and a potential risk. 

Dead Branches on Your Tree

Branches that do not have foliage are an indication of dead areas on your tree. These branches should be properly pruned to prevent further spread of disease and to avoid any hazardous situations that may result from the branches falling. 

Your Tree Suddenly Begins Leaning

A tree that suddenly begins leaning, especially if it is accompanied by raised soil at the base, indicates a structural failure that may lead to the tree falling. This situation poses an injury risk and the potential for property damage.  

Advanced Tree Service and Landscaping

Advanced Tree Service and Landscaping can provide expert removal of any hazardous trees on your Oregon property. If you have a potentially hazardous tree situation on your property, contact Advanced Tree Service & Landscaping for removal today.