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How To Know When To Remove A Dying Tree
Trees can take a very long time to completely die. In the meantime, the dead parts need to be removed if possible in order to help give the still living parts a chance at longer life. Just hoping that nature will take care of itself is not a sensible option. Falling trees or even just a dead limb can have devastating and expensive results, depending on how heavy limbs or trees are. Here are tips on how to tell when it's time to remove a tree for good.
If It's More Than Half Dead
It's very hard to save a tree that is more than 50 percent dead. If the tree is from a rare species, a good tree service in salem oregon can help prune and brace the tree and repair or fill in any large cracks or cavities in the trunk. However, there still is the danger of something or someone being caught underneath a falling tree or dead limb to consider. If the tree is of a common species and when falling could hit near power lines, outbuildings, your home, your pets or damage your neighbor's property, then the tree should be removed.
If It's Leaning More Than Usual
Some trees do not have straight trunks and have leaned since they were saplings. However, trees that have started leaning need to be watched and inspected. Dead wood weighs less than green or live wood. The dead sections of the tree cause the weight to shift balance and cause leaning. A sudden lean is ominous and a tree service should be called right away. A good Tree Trimming service can help take some of the dead weight off. Trees with dead branches all on one side will inevitably lean over and fall.
If The Roots Are Extensively Damaged
Roots that are rotting or dead will not be able to support the weight of the tree. Dead roots are another sign that the tree is soon to fall. Look to see if there are new gaps between the tree roots and the ground. These gaps are signs that the tree is gradually leaning over. Check also for fungus growth. If you see insects using the roots as a highway, then the roots are dying or dead. Still, good roots can be hard to tell from bad roots, especially if you are a new owner of the property and are not familiar with how the tree usually is. Call a tree inspector service to check the tree and roots.