Trees – Friend or Foe?
Do you have a lot of trees in your yard? Trees can provide shade, privacy, protection from wind and many other benefits. Also, many types of trees live for quite a long time. There are problems, however, when trees either grow too old if there is disease or insect infestation that damages the tree. If that happens, the tree could become a risk for your property or even life.
There are some things you can take a look at to find out if a tree is not doing well. If the tree has a lot of bare branches, this could be an indication that it is not healthy. You could also knock on the trunk of the tree to hear the sound. If the noise is hollow, or if the wood is soft, the tree is probably unhealthy. Your next step should be to consult a tree removal service to have the tree taken down. While you could do this yourself, there is a significant risk for an inexperienced person to have the tree fall in the wrong direction, resulting in personal injury and/or property damage.