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Large Dangerous Tree Removal in Lower Bucks County, PA

Large Dangerous Tree Removal Service

Eventually, trees deteriorate and become dangerous. A sudden change in the footing of the roots or storm damage can swiftly turn healthy trees into a danger. Any tree that offers an imminent threat to people or property is considered dangerous. We examine whether an emergency tree removal is necessary, the cost of removing a dangerous tree.

What Is Considered a Hazardous Tree?

Many reasons make a tree to be considered hazardous. Here are some of them:

  • Withering or dead trees
  • Decaying trees
  • Storm-related tree damage
  • Proximity to structures and amenities

1. Dead or Dying Trees

A dead tree can easily topple over, lose its limbs, or fall and strike neighboring structures like buildings and garages, injuring local occupants and bystanders. In addition, because the roots that hold dead trees rooted in the earth are not frail and decaying, they are seen as dangerous. Therefore, dead trees should be removed since they will ultimately fall. The following traits can be used to determine if a tree is dead:

  • Dry or rotten trunk
  • Rotten or exposed roots
  • Dead canopy with weak or hanging branches
  • Rotten bark
  • Leaning or shaky
  • Hollow spots on the trunk, etc.

2. Trees with rot

Internal rot in a tree’s trunk will eventually cause it to become dangerous. When a tree suffers internal decay, there are some obvious symptoms. If you notice bracket fungi developing on your tree trunk, you should get it evaluated by an arborist since bracket fungi only grow on dead wood. The issue gets worse the lower down the trunk it is.

3. Storm damaged trees

After an extended period of very severe rain and wind, trees may rapidly become deadly. This is because rain can make the ground softer, and wind can move a tree enough to cause it to tilt. The tree could eventually topple down when this occurs. Although it takes time, trees are excellent at responding to a lean by putting out more solid roots to balance the lean. The tree can go down if there is wind or rain in the interim.

4. Tall Trees Next to Buildings, Roads, And Powerlines

If a tree is too large and growing in a potentially hazardous area, such as close to a house, below a power line, or next to a road, it may be deemed hazardous. If such trees are judged harmful or if they obscure sunlight, powerlines, or other installations, they are often pruned or removed. One more approach to get your house ready for a storm or hurricane season is to remove or drastically cut a big tree.

Other indications that a tree might be dangerous include:

  • Uneven or sparse canopy
  • Splintered trunks
  • There are several trunks on the tree; under windy conditions, split trunks are more liable to rip or fracture.
  • Mushrooms near the tree’s base. Etc.

Conclusion

If you have a tree on your property that has become dangerous, it is important to take action as soon as possible. A sudden change in the footing of the roots or storm damage can swiftly turn a healthy tree into a danger. In some cases, an emergency tree removal may be necessary. The cost of removing a dangerous tree can vary depending on the size and location of the tree.  If you are concerned about a tree on your property, please call Kent’s Quality Tree Service for a free consultation. We would be happy to assess the situation and provide you with our expert opinion.

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