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. Continue Reading →