Spring Tree Risk Checklist

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As we know, trees can provide extensive benefits to your home property. In almost all cases, it’s best to keep a tree on your property if at all possible. However, living under or near a large tree also comes with its risks. How can you know when it’s time to let a tree go?

Eventually, all trees become too old and/or unsafe to be kept on your property. In these cases, it’s much better to have a tree removed than to further risk damaging your home or endangering your family.

If you see something strange is happening to your tree, do not hesitate. You should contact a tree service immediately so that they can identify the issue, if any, and let you know what steps should be taken next. Remember, a dying branch can fall at any moment, not just during a storm. Don’t leave something like this to chance.

Tree Risk Checklist

Are there large, dead branches in the tree?

Are there detached branches hanging in the tree?

Does the tree have cavities or rotten wood along the trunk or in major branches?

Are mushrooms present at the base of the tree?

Are there cracks or splits in the trunk or where branches are attached?

Have any branches fallen from the tree?

Have adjacent trees fallen over or died?

Has the trunk developed a strong lean?

Do many of the major branches arise from one point on the trunk?

Have the roots been broken off, injured, or damaged by lowering the soil level, installing pavement, repairing sidewalks, or digging trenches?

Has the site recently been changed by construction, raising the soil level, or installing lawns?

Have the leaves prematurely developed an unusual color or size?

Have trees in adjacent wooded areas been removed?

Has the tree been topped or otherwise heavily pruned?


You Can Count on Orleans Co. Tree Service for  Tree Care in Richmond, VA!

You can trust that Orleans Co. Tree Service will treat your property as if it was our own and we will leave you with peace of mind when the job is completed.

No homeowner should ever attempt to remove or trim any trees by themselves. Please consult a professional experienced company for all your tree service needs. We offer FREE estimates for all residential and commercial projects. We are happy to help you with any questions or concerns you may have, please feel free to contact Orleans Co. Tree Service for your tree removal. Contact us today for your free estimate at 804-733-4225.