Different Types of Tree Problems That Can Make a Tree Dangerous

Can you imagine a tree falling onto your house? If you’ve already encountered this and you’re wondering what to do next, you have to be careful because any wait to resolve it means you’re exposing yourself and your family to a potentially dangerous situation. Damaged or problematic trees pose a risk to people and property. If you’re worried about the trees near your home, learn more about different types of tree problems that can make them extremely dangerous.

1. Broken Branches

Dead or broken branches are an indicator of a tree problem. These branches, when cracked, can possibly fall and hurt someone or your property. When this happens, it means you have to remove these hazardous branches to keep everyone and your possessions safe.

2. Cavities

Trees can also be affected by fire, fungus, storms and even improper pruning. These stressors can lead to a cavity. If you’ve noticed some holes in your trees, it’s time for you to call help. Cavities shouldn’t be taken for granted because they cause a decaying tree to weaken, and a falling tree in high winds is highly possible.

3. Multiple Trunks

Multiple trunks can also be considered a tree problem. While this is not automatically regarded as hazardous, trees with many trunks are prone to splitting down in the middle of the storm.

4. Trees with Sprung Roots

Leaning or sprung roots can also be a common tree defect that you should be wary of. Having this kind of structural weakness can be an indication that sooner or later, the tree or its parts will fall, causing you or your proprty serious damage. If you feel your trees have this severe problem, don’t hesitate to have them examined and removed by a tree-care service.

5. Fungus and Rot

Rots and fungus are two very common tree diseases. These infections can kill a tree, making it susceptible to falling or splitting down. Always remove a tree with rot or fungus so it will no longer be harmful to anyone.

With the information presented in this article, we hope you’ll be able to find out whether the trees near your home will become hazardous to you and your family’s safety. If you see these problems now, get in touch with a tree-care service provider like Bellarine Trees to assess the health and safety of your trees as quickly as possible.


Daniel StoneDaniel Stone

Daniel has worked in the management, cutting, and caring of trees for the last 20 years. He works and helps run Bellarine Trees and is passionate about the environment and tree worker safety. He has a wife and two daughters and he enjoys playing tennis in his spare time.

Posted in Homeowners on Apr 12, 2018


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