If you have trees on your property, you likely have an appreciation for them. You might not know what to do if severe weather happens in your area and your tree(s) get damaged. Sometimes the damage is serious enough to warrant a tree removal. However, there are instances when trees can be salvaged. Here are some ways to tell if severe weather causes damage to trees that make it sensible to request a tree removal.
Major Parts Missing
Sometimes inclement weather can cause major portions of trees to get broken or blown off. High wind conditions such as tornadoes and hurricanes can produce this type of damage. Missing components may include major limbs. Some storms are forceful enough to remove the entire crown of trees. Trees with missing crowns cannot be salvaged under any circumstances. They will not be able to grow new limbs. Eventually, the remaining portions of the affected trees will die and could pose a safety hazard. When large limbs break off of trees, it can make the trees unstable to the point that the trees could tip over.
All trees that pose a potential safety risk need to get removed. This can be hard for homeowners to face especially if the tree is old and has a rich history. There are many consequences to avoiding a necessary tree removal. There is the potential for damage, injuries, and lawsuits.
Split Through Trunk
Storms involving lightning can split trees in half. The tree might not split to the point of falling. However, a split tree has lost its ability to survive. This type of tree damage will eventually lead to rotting. The larger a split tree is the more of a threat it poses to property, pets, and humans.
No Longer Upright
Some storms leave trees in a tipped-over or leaning position. The tree roots might be visible in these instances. This type of damage is common after storms involving heavy rains and flooding. Do not make the mistake of thinking that the tree can be re-rooted. In most cases, the tree will likely die and could fall over.
A tree service is a good resource to use to determine the health of trees on your property. They can assess trees that get damaged in storms or floods. Their expertise can also be helpful when there are diseased trees on properties. Most homeowners do not have the skills needed to determine if it is safe to allow a tree to remain on their properties. This is why it is best to request a professional's opinion.
For more information, contact a tree removal company today.