Trees on your property offer a wide array of benefits. They are aesthetically pleasing, provide shade, and can even help to prevent erosion. Unfortunately, while trees are great additions to any property, there are some symptoms that may indicate a problem.
Unfortunately, a number of these symptoms remain unnoticed by many homeowners. This is understandable because there aren’t too many people who know how to spot the subtler symptoms. Three signs of a problem with your tree that indicate you need to call for professional care right away can be found here.
Keep reading to find out what these signs are.
A Sudden Soil Mounding or Lean
If your tree is leaning, it’s extremely dangerous. You need to call a professional right away to see what is going on. While there are some trees that can grow with a natural lean, there are others that can develop a lean suddenly and when this happens, help is needed. This is true even if it is only a slight lean. If your tree begins to lean all of the sudden, then it’s a good indication that it’s about to fall. This can be the result of diseased roots or unstable soil.
If your tree begins to lean suddenly, it can also cause the formation of a mound of soil. These mounds will vary in how severe they are, from larger mounts of dirt that are a few feet tall to just slightly raised areas. When this happens, your tree is extremely dangerous, and in some cases, the only solution may be to have it removed. Be sure you keep people, belongings and pets away until the professionals evaluate the problem.
Cracks in a Codominant Trunk
Codominant trunks are found on a tree that has twin trunks and that share a primary stem. Unlike a tree that has a single trunk, a codominant trunk doesn’t have the same strong attachment to the tree. Because these are considered true branches, they don’t have the stability that a normal branch junction would.
In some cases, the codominant trunk on a tree will begin to split at the junction. This can be quite hazardous. In addition to having to deal with a tree falling on your property, but you also have to deal with the part of the tree that is still standing. Call the professionals to check up on the tree from time to time to see if removal is the best option.
Sudden Limb Drop
Over time, a tree can develop deadwood and may lose a limb. There are several reasons this may happen. There are some trees that shed branches naturally because they are shaded by larger, higher branches. However, others may fail because of disease, insect infestation and storm damage. These trees are at a higher risk of becoming much more hazardous because the deadwood is shed, and if there are other branches that also fall. It’s a good idea to have the tree inspected to see if it poses a hazard.
If you notice any of the issues mentioned above, it’s a good idea to call the professionals to inspect and evaluate your tree. After all, you don’t want someone or something to be hurt or suffer damage.