Do you know if your tree is dead or dying? If you confirmed the tree drew its last breath, then you need to begin the dead tree removal process pronto. We’ll explain why a speedy removal is necessary and why a deceased tree is a safety liability.
An average mature oak tree weighs about 4,400 pounds. If it were to topple over, it could do serious damage to property and even cause death. Most homeowner’s insurance, by the way, doesn’t cover damage from dead falling trees. Such damage is classified as negligence on the homeowner’s part for not removing it.
Dead trees are far more prone to toppling over. This is because the roots no longer send nutrients to the wood, drastically weakening the trunk. Dead trees may fall over during a storm or even from its own weight.
Of course, you don’t want to remove a tree if it’s still salvageable. Here are some signs that will help you identify a dead or dying tree:
- Mushrooms or other fungi growing on the base of the trunk
- Large cavities in the trunk
- Cracks in the trunk, accompanied by peeling bark.
- Twigs without living buds on their tips
These symptoms aren’t bulletproof signs that your tree has croaked. To know for sure, contact a tree service for an examination. An inspector will perform an evaluation to determine if a tree is dead or dying. If so, then you can make arrangements for a removal if deemed necessary.
Our emergency tree removal may remove a tree if it’s dead and in danger of collapsing. Contact Pro-Cut Tree Service if you suspect a tree is in dire health. Dead tree removal is a necessity for your bodily and property safety.
Edited by Justin Vorhees
Serving customers in Lake Stevens, Edmonds, Marysville, Mukilteo, Lynnwood, Everett, Snohomish and the surrounding area