How Tree and Branch Removal Literally Saves Lives

By: albertaarb - March 4, 2015

Healthy, mature trees on your property not only provide shade, but are also aesthetically pleasing. This means that they can make your property more enjoyable while also adding to its resale value. On the other hand, dead trees and dead branches do not look good and may cause serious problems for you and your neighbors. The hazards that they pose should be kept in mind when deciding on a course of action.

Trees and Branches Can Cause Injuries

Dead wood is not being provided with any nutrients, this makes it brittle and prone to breaking. Branches that break off and fall can cause injuries that range from being relatively minor to fatal. If a branch falls from one of your trees and hits a person, you could be held responsible. In order to protect yourself and your neighbors, get dead branches and dead trees removed as soon as you can.

According to this article in the Hamilton Spectator, winter is one of the times of year when the risk of falling trees increases significantly. When branches that are brittle get weighed down with ice and snow, they are more likely to break off and fall into yards and onto driveways.  The low temperatures (even without snow and ice) also make trees more susceptible to breakage.

The Importance of Hiring a Professional Arborist

Professional arborists have extensive experience with trees and are well aware of the damage they can cause. Arborists provide services such as tree and branch removal, lot clearing and emergency tree trimming. They may be able to spot problems that an amateur would miss. They also have the tools and experience to perform tree and branch removal quickly and safely.  

Symptoms of Hazardous Trees

While it is easy to spot a tree or branch that is completely dead, some trees can be dangerous even while their foliage appears to be healthy. Any symptoms such as cracks in the trunk or limbs of a tree or signs of decay may be indications that tree or branch removal is necessary. Other signs that you may need to remove a tree include dead branches on one side of the tree (which can cause lopsidedness) and smaller sprouts emerging from the trunk, which is a sign that the tree is in poor health. If you spot any of these indicators, you should have the tree evaluated by a professional arborist.

Even if the trees in your yard appear completely healthy, it is still a good idea to call an arborist to look at them. Even healthy trees can wind up on your house due to severe weather.


Why You Should Hire a Tree Removal Expert

Given the fact that dead tree branches pose serious danger to you and your neighbors, you should hire a tree removal expert to remove the dead branches safely and expeditiously. At Alberta Arborists, we have helped countless people get rid of trees safely and efficiently, and we can help you, too. Our highly experienced arborists are trained to deal with any tree removal in any location and to ensure no damage is done to your property.

Contact us today for a free, no-obligation estimate of your job, and save your money, time (and body) from taking care of the tree removal yourself.

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