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How To Check If A Tree Is Dangerous

Trees require regular care and maintenance to maintain their great benefits to your yard or property. If they are not, they may potentially pose a serious threat to your safety or that of your home. Here are some warning signals to watch out for in order to maintain the health of your tree.


Damaged or Broken Limbs

Broken or damaged limbs can not only harm your tree but can also be a sure sign that the tree is unhealthy. However, not all damages are as simple to see with the naked eye. When others are unable to spot cracks in a branch or a split in a limb, a Joliet Tree Service expert frequently can. A professional can also inform you of the potential severity of the issue for the tree. We can access areas that you might not be able to reach by employing magnification and perhaps a crane. determining the likelihood of branches falling, poor growth, and potentially other illnesses.


Bark magnification

The bark is a way for a tree to indicate that there might be underlying problems, much like a rash on human skin. Despite not being as frequently examined, a tree’s bark is extremely important to both its overall health and growth. Where bark ordinarily shouldn’t break (which is everywhere), you might notice the beginnings of splitting. You can also see bark that is completely absent or that has started to peel away. Early detection of the problem often allows for its resolution, but after a fungus or insect has established itself, it may become difficult or even impossible to get rid of. We can ensure that your tree will last for many years by keeping an eye on the bark of the tree.


A Tree Without a Firm Foundation

Even while the leaning tower in Italy is well-known, leaning trees are also something to watch out for. There are several concerns besides the obvious one that it can collapse onto your car or possibly your house. A pro will ask crucial questions including how long the tree has been leaning, whether it has gotten worse and whether the area where it is leaning is now a safe place for it to land.


Even though well-established trees are frequently found in windy locations, a leaning tree does not necessarily signify a falling tree. It should be examined by an expert because it does have the potential to harm people or destroy property.


Clear Root System Damage

While a variety of problems can frequently cause root damage that you are unaware of. movement of underground water, leaching of chemicals into the soil, disease, insects, etc. When inspecting your tree, there are some obvious symptoms to watch out for.


  • On some sides, your tree is beginning to die.
    • Construction that took place a few weeks or even years earlier may be to blame for this.
  • a tree that is leaning or dying
    • Similar to your indoor plants, they start to droop and eventually die without the right feed and care.
    • A droop is a warning sign that your tree isn’t getting the nutrients it requires.
  • smaller leaves
    • A decrease in foliage usually indicates that something has happened at the root system. Your favorite tree’s smaller, less colorful, and fewer leaves should be taken into consideration.


A dead limb

A dead limb could have been caused by something as simple as an ice storm or an especially windy day. This can be safely removed and may be caused by a shortage of nutrients from the main tree. Sometimes the risk posed by dead limbs is far greater than that posed by a falling branch. This could be the only indication that your tree is dying. A tree’s dead branches must be completely removed since they can interfere with the health of the tree’s other sections. Depending on the tree, the condition, and where the problem is located, this might spread gradually over years or very quickly. Always remove dead branches professionally, or get a professional to assist you.


No matter how bad your tree is, Joliet Tree Service is here to help. To learn how we can make your home look its best and your trees feel their best, get in touch with us right away.

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