Hazard Tree Evaluation: When to Call the Professionals

The Value of TreesThere are occasions in life that are best left to the professionals. For instance; have you ever tried to remove your own appendix? Or coax a bear out of a tree? It’s probably best to let an expert who has been trained and has in-depth knowledge on the subject deal with these types of crisis.

The same is true when you discover that you have a potentially hazardous tree on your hands. Hazard tree evaluation is not for the amateur and should be taken seriously. Here in Portland, and surrounding areas, trees are susceptible to a variety of ailments that can cause the failure of their health. A certified arborist should be called when you suspect that you have a tree that is, or could become a hazard.

ArborPro Tree Experts is called to perform hazard tree evaluations year round, regardless of the season. While we often associate fallen trees with winter storms, emergency tree calls occur during the summer months as well. There are many reasons for tree and limb failure. Here are a few common causes:

  •         Decay in any part of the tree
  •         Weakness is the trunk or limbs
  •         A weak root system
  •         Unstable or saturated soil
  •         Improperly planted trees
  •         Restricted root growth
  •         High winds, snow and ice

Why A Hazard Tree Evaluation Should Be Considered

There are a few things you can look for to identify a possible hazard tree. They include (but are not limited to):

  •         Root decay
  •         Splitting or lifting of bark
  •         Fungal growth or mushrooms
  •         Bleeding sap
  •         Significant leaning of the tree
  •         Sparse or pale colored foliage
  •         Dead limbs

These symptoms indicate that there is disease present in the tree that could potentially increase the risk of it becoming a hazard. Or worse, outright dangerous. In this case, it is best to let the experts at Arbor Pro NW deal with it before it becomes an emergency situation. A hazard tree evaluation can determine the best course of action to remedy the situation and eliminate any potential threats created by a tree that is weak and could cause damage to your home or property.

Hazard Tree Evaluation Portland

Don’t hesitate to call the ArborPro should you suspect that you have a hazard tree. We can address any concerns you have and can either help save your ailing tree or prevent it from becoming a danger. Our service area includes Portland, Beaverton, Lake Oswego, West Linn, Tualatin, Sherwood, and beyond. Call us today should you need us to assist you with a tree you feel is, or may become a hazard.

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