About A1 Tree Service

Hazard Correction

Trees can provide wonderful benefits to our homes, cities and atmosphere. Unfortunately, trees do have a life cycle and eventually they die or fall. When trees fall and injure people or damage property, they are liabilities. Proper care of potentially hazardous trees can make your property safer and can help keep your trees living longer and healthier.

Trees or branches could fall and cause injury to someone or damage a home, car or other object. Trees that have the potential to fall, and hit something, are call hazardous. While every tree could eventually fall, only a small number of trees actually hit something, but taking proper precautions is essential to the safety of those around you and can save you thousands in repairs.

It is an owner’s responsibility to provide for the safety of trees on his or her property. Luckily, the experts at A1 Tree Service Eastside can help homeowners identify the common defects associated with tree hazards. Evaluating the seriousness of these defects is best done by a professional arborist. Regular tree care will help identify hazardous trees and the risk they present. Once the hazard is recognized, steps may be taken to reduce the likelihood of the tree falling and injuring someone.

Other types of hazardous trees are the ones that are near utility lines. If a branch or tree falls onto utility lines it can have serious and dangerous consequences. They can injure people and property around the power line, and can cause dangerous power outages, surges, other damage, and fires. Utility lines that have been knocked down are still “live” and conducting electricity, and they are especially dangerous. It is important to consult with certified arborists, like A1 Tree Service Eastside, if you have any trees near power sources.

If A1 Tree Service Eastside determines that you do have a potentially hazardous tree on your property, they have many different techniques and equipment to use to help prevent damage and/or get rid of the threat. A1 Tree Service Eastside may suggest, along with others, one or more of the following procedures to help you with your hazardous tree:

Prune the Tree – Proper tree pruning can balance the weight of the tree, remove dead or diseased and old branches to prevent them from falling, and can clear space for other objects, such as utility lines. Pruning should always be done by a Certified Arborist because improper pruning can actually weaken a tree’s structure.
Cable and/or Brace the treeCabling and bracing can provide support for weak branches and trunks to keep them from falling, and can also help train the tree to grow properly.
Routine Tree Care – Routine tree care is the most important part of hazardous tree protection because it can help detect new problems and keep homeowners from having an unexpected disaster. Older trees need routine care, including water, fertilizer (in some cases), mulch and pruning depending on the current season and the structure of the particular tree.
Removing the Hazard’s Target – Depending on what the potential hazardous tree’s target is (home, power line, shed, cars, other trees, picnic tables, landscaping, etc) it could be removed or moved to another location, if possible.
Hazardous Tree Removal – Sometimes the easiest way to prevent a disaster is to remove the hazard. A certified arborist can determine the safest way to remove a tree without much impact on the rest of your property. If possible, a new tree could be planted.

Reducing the hazard before it becomes a serious and expensive problem is very important. Consulting A1 Tree Service Eastside can increase the safety of your property (and your neighbors) and improve the tree’s health and extend its life.