How can I tell if my tree is hazardous?

It is a property owner’s responsibility to provide for the safety of trees on his or her property. Common defects associated with tree ailments should be identified. Assessment of the defects is essential and should be done by qualified arborists.

Once a tree is recognised as being dangerous, we can supply a written report recommending the necessary work and care for the tree. Insurance companies are increasingly refusing to pay out for damage caused by trees that have not had a recent survey. Policies should be checked to ascertain the exact requirements

Some common defects associated with trees are: Cavities or decayed wood along the trunk or in major branches Mushrooms present at the base of the tree Cracks or splits in the trunk or at the union where branches attach Adjacent or nearby trees fallen over or dead Trunk developing a strong lean Roots broken off, injured or damaged Electrical line adjacent to tree Recent construction in the area