Maintaining your trees to be structurally solid, pruned, and healthy assists to lessen risks before the storm. In nearly any types of weather, a healthy tree can hold its ground, particularly during downpours and heavy winds. Trees that are poorly maintained could be a major problem. To keep your home safe and remove any tree problems, look for the following signs: 

Dead wood 

If your trees are dead and have dead branches, they could be hazardous since they can fall at any time. Search any leafless branch in your tree if there are still a lot of green leaves. An old bark that hasn’t been supplanted with a new one and is also one of the indications of dead wood. 

Tree cracks 

Storm causes branches to crack, bend, and twist. Look for barks that have deep splits that reach into the external or internal cracks or the tree wood. 

Frail branch union 

A weak union is made once two or more branches will intertwine together on a similar trunk. The bark won’t be able to hold the branches together and the branch can’t protect itself to the trunk.   

Tree decay 

Another sign of decay is when a tree has cavities or soft wood where wood is missing. As time passes by, decay will remain to cause structural problems. 

Poor tree planning 

You can tell that a tree has poor planning if its branches are not proportionate as they grow, with the remaining tree crown or if the branches or the tree itself are leaning. Unusual development patterns might be a sign of structural balance or general weakness.  

Broken limbs 

To check for broken limbs, you could examine the damaged tree’s crown. Once a tree is properly pruned, the tree canopy becomes thinner. This enables wind to blow through it. 

Root issues 

Severe winds cause the trees to rock. It is also one of the causes of why roots sever in other cases. To tell if your tree has been affected by this, check whether your tree is leaning or not. If it is leaning, your tree is probably affected by a root problem. Moreover, the wilting of your tree is also an apparent indication that the roots of your trees are already damaged.  

Even though damaged trees are hazardous, not all of them are required to get rid of right away. Other damages could be treated to make the tree last longer. If you wish to consult your tree, it is recommended to contact an expert arborist to assess your tree’s defects, wind exposure, soil conditions, tree species, and other factors that can identify how hazardous a tree is and what are the possible dangers you can possibly get from them. Tree hazards are not always obvious and visible. Advanced analysis might be needed with the help of the arborist’s specialized techniques and tool. To prevent having tree hazards in the future before the storm comes, visit Tree Service Murfreesboro now and set up an appointment to avail to all our tree services.