ASAP Tree Pros Inc Blog
1. It is Easier to Spot & Remove Problems on Dormant Trees When foliage is gone, our professionals can easily identify and remove dangerous, dead or dying branches to protect your trees, your family and your property.
2. Winter Pruning Reduces Disease Risk Trees heal better in winter, before new growth begins and insects appear.
3. Dormant Trees Are Happy Trees Pruning trees in the winter maintains optimal growth, structural integrity and beauty, with less stress to the tree.
4. Winter Pruning is Economical Dormant trees are less difficult to prepare so you save money.
5. Reduce Liability from Winter Ice & Snow Storms Diseased or awkwardly growing branches can snap under the weight of ice and snow. Speaking with our trained staff of ASAP Tree Pros Inc. about why pruning your trees before this Winter’s ice and snow storms arrive is the best hazard prevention you can take. We will take our time to explain the benefits of professional manicures for your trees. Our estimates are free.
Should dead trees be cut down?
Yes! If your tree is 100% dead, then that’s that. You need to make arrangements to take it down quickly. Mature trees are big, hefty objects. A single oak tree can weigh 4,400 pounds. That means if it were to come down on its own, it could do a ton of damage (or should we say 2.2 tons of damage).
And if your dead tree falls on its own and damages your home, you’ll probably have to pay for that expense out of pocket!
To sum it up, if your tree is dead, you need to mitigate the risk before it turns into an accident.
On the flip side, if you’re not completely sure your tree is dead, have the Professionals of ASAP Tree Pros inspect it and provide a safe diagnosis. A tree may look dead to you, but, at ASAP Tree Pros, we have years of experience, and we may see a tree with an easy-to-fix issue!
Trees provide significant benefits to our homes and cities, but when trees fall and injure people or damage property, they are liabilities. Understanding and addressing the risks associated with trees makes your property safer and prolongs the life of the tree.
Trees are an important part of our world. They offer a wide range of benefits to the environment and provide tremendous beauty. However, trees may be dangerous. Trees or parts of trees may fall and cause injury to people or damage to property. It is important to assess trees for risk. While every tree has the potential to fall, only a small number actually hit something or someone — a target. There is no such thing as a completely “safe” tree. It is an owner’s responsibility to provide for the safety of trees on his or her property. This brochure provides some tips for identifying the common defects associated with tree risk. However, evaluating the seriousness of these defects is best done by a professional arborist. Regular tree care will help identify trees with unacceptable levels of risk. Once the risk is identified, steps may be taken to reduce the likelihood of the tree falling and injuring someone.
Tree Risk Checklist Consider these questions:
• Are there large, dead branches in the tree?
• Are there detached branches hanging in the tree?
• Does the tree have cavities or rotten wood along the trunk or in major branches?
• Are mushrooms present at the base of the tree?
• Are there cracks or splits in the trunk or where branches are attached?
• Have any branches fallen from the tree?
• Have adjacent trees fallen over or died?
• Has the trunk developed a strong lean?
• Do many of the major branches arise from one point on the trunk?
• Have the roots been broken off, injured, or damaged by lowering the soil level, installing pavement, repairing sidewalks, or digging trenches? • Has the site recently been changed by construction, raising the soil level, or installing lawns?
• Have the leaves prematurely developed an unusual color or size?
• Have trees in adjacent wooded areas been removed? • Has the tree been topped or otherwise heavily pruned?
If you notice any of these signs, please give ASAP Tree Pros Inc. a call to schedule your free estimate right away.