With fall in full swing, residents throughout Layton, Utah are busy keeping up with back-to-school schedules. During this time of year, it’s easy for many homeowners to forget to maintain a regular tree care schedule. When you don’t take the time to examine your trees it can put you, your family, and your property at risk. Below are a few preventative tree care tips on why you should never ignore damaged trees:
Injury to People
The most important factor to be aware of when it comes to preventative tree care is that disease, broken limbs and soil erosion can create situations that put people in danger. When a tree is sick, damaged, or unstable it’s branches can be at risk of falling. Tree branches can fall quickly, and unexpectedly, making damaged trees unpredictable and particularly hazardous. Because of this, it’s extremely important to keep an eye on your trees and call a certified arborist if you spot any signs of damage or disease.
Ignoring damaged trees can also result in extensive injury to your home and property. When a tree falls over or a large limb falls onto a roof or a car, the damage is often significant and costly. Although insurance can provide you with coverage, it’s not likely to cover any damages if you knew a tree was unstable but failed to do anything about it. By keeping your trees healthy with preventative tree care maintenance, you can reduce the likelihood that they will cause any damage in the future.
Damage to Other Trees
When a tree is in danger of falling or has dead or damaged limbs, it can affect the other trees on your property. Disease and insect infestation can also spread very quickly to nearby trees. Remember to check your trees often and to call a certified arborist if you spot anything that doesn’t seem right.
While trees are a wonderful asset to any landscape, they come with their own set of risks. Bad weather, disease, and structural damage can turn trees into dangerous liabilities. If you suspect a tree on your property is damaged, make sure to call the certified arborists at Mountain West Arbor Care. We can help you assess the damage and determine if an injury can be repaired or if a tree needs to be removed. Contact us at 1.800.767.8733 today!