Tree Hazard Inspection
Sometimes trees can present a hazard to either you, surrounding trees, or your home. In order to avoid this, it is important to have a trained arborist inspect the safety of the tree at hand. If the tree has the potential to cause injury, it may be time for trimming or removal. Often times, such hazards can be handled with branch trimmings or removals, but should always be cleared by a professional beforehand.
Storm preparation is crucial to maintaining the integrity of your trees. If you have trees that have the potential to fall, break, crack, or do harm to surrounding infrastructure as the result of a storm, we will often note this in our tree hazard inspections. Due to Louisiana’s geographical location, it is prone to storm damage more so than other states, so we recommend having your trees prepared at all times to avoid further hazards. Storm preparation for your trees can also include adding support systems such as cables and braces to prevent certain branches from falling against others if affected during a storm. Such preparations should be kept all year around and not just during storm season.
During some of our tree hazard inspections, we may come across defective trees. While these can usually be corrected with some trimming and branch removals, we will notify you if we believe the tree at hand still has the potential to do damage regardless. Sometimes defective trees continue to grow at odd or protruding angles and can be hazardous to surrounding infrastructure, so it’s vital that they are adjusted or removed before injury has occurred.
Amidst some tree hazard inspections, infestations are often found in the trees branches or in their trunks. These can go unnoticed by the naked eye and can continue to spread or worsen over time. Infestations typically include nests of varying sorts such as birds’ nests, wasps’ nests, or beehives. While it’s sometimes better to have professionals relocate these establishments, removing the infestation may also be needed to save the health of your tree. Depending on the level of severity will determine what next steps should be taken to handle the infestation. Other forms of infestation can also occur below the ground in the roots or in the trunk’s interior. These types of infestations should be removed of to avoid damaging the core and roots of the trees, while infestations in the branches can more easily be removed by pruning or regular cleaning.
Tree hazard inspections are especially useful to determine if your trees have succumbed to potential diseases. Some diseases may not be as noticeable as others, meaning they can develop for a long while undetected. Professional tree braces and support systems helps eliminate this risk and can direct you accordingly for next steps if your tree has become a victim to such diseases. It is important that tree diseases are addressed right away to avoid spreading and ruining surrounding plants and growth.