Often it is the result of a significant weather event that makes us look at the health of our trees. With the arrival of the recent hurricane, Sandy, many of the region’s trees have been weakened. To see if your tree is safe from the effects of the strong winds and torrential rains, you may need to request a risk assessment be done to determine the health of your tree(s).
There are seven types of tree defects which are usually evaluated in a risk assessment:
1 – Dead Wood
2 – Cracks, Lines, and Bulges in the Bark
3 – Weak Branch Unions
4 – Decay
Before the cold winter winds begin to blow, take time to have your trees assessed. You won’t be sorry as the “check-up” could save you thousands of dollars later and more importantly – save your trees!