1. A Tree Has Fallen
Sometimes it is obvious that a tree has fallen, but if you own a large amount of property, it may not be so apparent. Never-the-less, cleaning up a fallen tree can be time and energy consuming, and it may be best to leave it to a professional.
2. Branches Are Hanging Over A Structure (like your home)
When branches of a tree are looming over your home, garage, or even a child’s outside play area, there is always a risk of that branch falling onto whatever structure it has been shading. Keeping these branches maintained, or doing away with them completely, eliminates that risk.
3. You Notice Broken, Diseased, or Damaged Limbs On The Tree
When a tree’s limbs are damaged or diseased, it puts a great deal of stress on the tree. Disease can spread in trees, just as it can in people and animals. By removing the diseased or damaged limbs, you can potentially save the entire tree, and greatly reduce the risk of injury that would be pertinent if the tree is not properly managed.
4. A Tree Is Growing Too Large
The bigger they grow, the harder they fall (and the more they cost). When you notice that a tree is growing too large, or if you notice the branches are starting to cross over each other, it is time to call a professional to size down the tree, or to prune the crossing limbs. Scheduling regular maintenance of your trees can save you a lot of money in the long run, and help to protect you, your family, and your property from injury or damage.
5. A Tree Is Growing Too Close To A Power line
If you notice that a tree is growing up toward a power line, hanging over one, or could potentially fall onto one, please call a professional. It is best to handle the tree before it gets too close to the power line, and routine maintenance of the tree can reduce the potential of the tree growing too close to the line. Trees growing into, or falling onto power lines are very dangerous situations for all involved.