BENEFITS OF TREE CARE
- Trees increase property value
- Trees are aesthetically pleasing
- Tree Clean the air
- Trees provide oxygen
- Trees prevent water pollution
- Trees provide canopy for habitat and wildlife
- Tree mark the seasons
Some things to keep an eye out for when assessing your trees:
Dead wood: Dead trees and branches are unpredictable and may break and fall at any time, especially on windy days. Dead wood is often dry, brittle and does bend in the wind the way a healthy tree branch does. Ads
Cracks: A crack is a deep split through the bark that extends into the wood of the tree. Cracks are extremely dangerous because they indicate that the tree has already begun to slowly fall.
Weak Tree Branch Unions: Weak branch unions are areas where branches are not securely attached to the trunk of the tree. A weak union occurs when branches grow too close together causing bark to form between the close-knit branches. This bark does not have the structural integrity of wood therefore the attachment point is weak.
Decay: Serious tree decay often appears as soft, spongy wood and/or visible growth of fungus such as mushrooms and conks.
Canker: A canker is an area of a tree where bark is sunken or missing caused by wounding or disease. The presence of a large canker increases the chance of the stem or branch breaking.
Roots: Trees with root problems are more prone to blow-down. Tree roots can accidentally be severed during activities such as construction, traffic over the roots or root decay. Dieback (a condition in which a trees begin to die from the tips of its leaves backward) and dead wood in the crown are symptoms associated with root problems.
Poor tree form: Trees with strange shapes are interesting to look at, but may be structurally defective. Poor tree form often results from many years of damage from storms, unusual growing conditions and improper pruning and/or topping.