Trees provide great benefits to our property and communities. However trees can become liabilities if they fall and can potentially injure people or property. Proper tree care, such as regular property assessments by a certified arborist, can make a property safer and help extend the life of the tree.
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Even though trees are an important part of our environment they can become dangerous or hazardous. Whole trees and limbs may fall potentially causing injury to people or property damage. It is the responsibility of home owners to provide for the safety of trees on his or her property. Regular tree care will help identify possible tree hazards.
There are a number of things to look for when identifying tree hazards such as:
Some common signs of possible hazards or defects in urban trees are:
Some common signs of possible hazards or defects in rural trees are:
A few steps can be taken to reduce tree hazards such as:
Recognizing and reducing tree hazards will increase the safety of your property and community and allow you to enjoy your trees for years to come.
Written on: Dec 23rd, 2006
Authored by: Arbor Plant Health Care