Tree Hazards

Trees grace our planet with beauty, fresh air, erosion control, and shade. But, there are times when trees can be a source of danger. While danger from trees is a rare occurrence, it happens. The wise homeowner watches for signs of trouble and calls for help when necessary.

Today, we’re going to talk about some of the times when trees can create trouble.

Electrical danger

When tree branches tangle with electrical branches, it’s trouble 100% of the time. Always call a professional tree service in the event power lines are involved, whether it’s due to growth, or caused by a tree or branch falling during a storm. If the tangle is caused by a storm, tree trimming will have to be coordinated with the electric company since the power may have to be shut off until the branches or tree have been safely removed.

Storm Damage

If a branch or an entire tree is compromised by storm damage, give us a call. We can remove the tree or dangerous branch before it becomes a safety issue. It’s essential not to just leave it, just in case it falls, which could easily happen, especially if there is another storm on the heels of the one which caused the damage.

Death

A dead or dying tree is an impending hazard.

A dead or dying tree is an impending hazard.

Sometimes, trees die. Regardless of the cause, a homeowner will want a tree expert, not only to remove the dead tree safely, but also to determine if it’s something which could spread to the other plant material. When a tree dies, the roots also die, and since the roots are the anchor which holds a tree in the ground, a lack of roots can make a tree unstable. A dead tree can fall in any direction, with or without the aid of a storm. Even a small tree can be dangerous, since it can fall and hurt someone or cause an enormous amount of damage to a home or automobile. Be safe: have dead trees removed immediately.

A final note

Sometimes bees can decide to take up residence in a tree or branch on your property. If an infestation occurs, don’t call us! Go to the University of Florida’s Honeybee Research Page and click on the link. They will help you find a master beekeeper in your area who will be able to help with bee removal. Bees are essential to the ecosystem, so we heartily discourage killing them.

If a tree on your property or partially on your property has become a hazard, give us a call. We would love to hear from you and come out to make an assessment and a recommendation based on your situation.
Chuck’s Tree Service offers tree trimming and pruning, palm tree trimming, and tree removal, in Pasco, Hernando and Pinellas Counties. 24/7 emergency service. Call us today at 727-351-8488!