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How To Know If a Tree Is Hazardous

Trees are the epitome of beauty in nature. They provide us with oxygen, shade, and a sense of relaxation just by being around them. However, as much as we love them, some trees can become hazardous and pose a threat to our safety. In order to mitigate such risks, it is essential to understand the signs that indicate a tree is hazardous. 

At Safety Tree Service, we specialize in identifying hazardous trees and providing professional tree removal services. Here are some signs to look out for when it comes to tree hazards:

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Leaning Tree

If a tree is leaning towards a specific direction, it may be an indication of a failing root system or weak branches. A leaning tree can fall unexpectedly, causing significant damage to people and property.

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Cracks on the Trunk 

Trees with large and multiple cracks on the trunk can be dangerous as they may fall suddenly. In addition, these cracks can serve as an entry point for pests and pathogens, further weakening the tree’s structural integrity.

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Dead Branches 

Dead or hanging branches can be a hazard to people and property. They can fall unexpectedly at any moment, potentially causing serious damage and injury. It’s important to keep an eye out for dead branches and to remove them if possible. Doing this can help to avoid any potential disasters that could be caused by them.

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Fungal Growth

Fungal growth on the tree’s trunk can indicate internal rot, which is a serious issue that compromises the integrity of the tree’s structure.

Hollow Trunk

A tree with a hollow trunk can fall unexpectedly, causing significant damage. A hollow trunk is a sign of internal decay, which can result from fungal infections or stress.

If you’ve noticed any of these signs or any other reason to believe that a tree is hazardous, it is best to seek professional help from Safety Tree Service. Our team of certified professionals has the expertise, experience, and equipment necessary to assess and address your tree removal needs safely and efficiently. Contact us today!

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  • Safety Tree Service did a great job trimming several elm and ash trees for me, as well as a few pin oaks. The pin oaks had various dead limbs that needed to be removed and other limbs that needed to be thinned. Ty did an excellent job removing the dead wood and trimming the trees, which helped reduce risk of damage from limbs falling and greatly improved the health and overall appearance of the trees. With the recent bad weather I’m glad I hired Ty as I’m confident one of the limbs would have come down on a power line. I received bids from multiple tree trimmers and Ty’s bid was very competitive and he was able to provide proof of insurance. Some of the other bidders offered lower prices but were not insured! I do recommend Ty to others as he did a great job for me.

    - Joel Y( Kansas City, Missouri Elm and Ash Tree Removal, February 2017 )
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    - Michael W( Kansas City, Missouri Tree Removal )
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    - Patrick F.( Kansas City, Missouri Tree Removal and Trimming, February 2017 )
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    - Tony C.( Olathe, KS Commercial Tree Services, January 2017 )