Hazardous Tree Signs
Trees are an important part of West Palm Beach They offer a wide range of benefits to our environment and provide beauty as well. However, trees may be dangerous. Trees or parts of trees may fall, injuring people or animals and damaging property. While every tree has the potential to fall, only a small number actually hit something or someone.
It is an owner’s responsibility to provide for the safety of trees on his or her property. Below, we provide a few tips for identifying the common defects associated with tree hazards. However, evaluating the seriousness of these defects is best done by a professional arborist. Regular periodic tree care will help identify hazardous trees and the risk they present, and may prevent some of the causes of hazardous tree conditions. Once a hazard is recognized, steps may be taken to reduce the likelihood of the tree falling or dropping limbs, that could cause injury or property damage.
Hazardous Trees and Power Lines
Trees that fall into utility lines have additional serious consequences. Not only can they injure people or property near the line, but hitting a line may cause power outages, surges, fires, and other damage. Downed lines still conducting electricity are especially dangerous. A tree with a potential to fall into a utility line is a very serious situation. When you are faced with this problem, you should notify your local utility company immediately. Utility companies typically have the resources and manpower to safely deal with these types of problems, and a private tree service company is rarely needed. However, when the problem involves a service line on your property, they may not respond. But you don’t have to worry, because our arborists are trained to not only work in these situations, but to also work around secondary and primary power lines.
A Simple Hazardous Tree Checklist
Possible Defects in Trees
Dealing With Defects and Hazards
We specialize in tricky and dangerous tree problems, and can help you get your situation under control quickly. We offer a variety of solutions to help you manage your trees and keep your loved ones, neighbors and property safe.
Identifying Hazardous Tree Conditions
For the most part, trees are typically safe. However, there are times when trees can fall over, drop limbs, house harmful pests or rodents, cause electrocution and create other hazardous conditions. Trees are an important part of our society, and provide significant benefits to the environment, but they must be properly maintained and potential threats identified quickly, to prevent harm to people or damage to property.
As a property owner, there are times when you can be liable for harm or damage caused by trees. With the information on this page, we hope to help you identify some of the common tree hazards you should be aware of. Use this list to check your trees at least once per month, and more often during stormy weather. Once you have identified any anomalies, it is a good idea to contact a Professional Tree Service to evaluate the seriousness of the defect.