It may be obvious when you need to call for tree lopping services; if a tree branch is pulling on any suspended wires or cables, you need to trim it to keep those branches from causing damage. However, there may be times when a tree branch or the tree itself doesn't present such obvious problems, but it should still be trimmed and possibly even removed. Note a few tips on how to tell if you need to call for a tree lopping service.
1. If the tree is suddenly leaning
It's not unusual for trees to lean slightly as they grow, but if you notice that a tree seems to suddenly lean to one side, it may be time to call for tree lopping services. This may be a sign of damage to one side of the tree or to root damage and in turn, it may not be strong enough to hold its own weight. When a tree suddenly leans or leans severely to one side, it is at risk of actually cracking and falling and should be trimmed or even removed.
2. When the trunk is hollow
It may not be unusual for squirrels to burrow holes into the side of a tree, but if the entire trunk seems hollow, it's good to call for tree lopping or removal. The trunk supports the weight of the tree and when it becomes hollow due to animals or disease, the tree is at risk for falling.
3. When larger branches are dead or bark is missing
Small branches may die off due to pest infestation or disease, and these may simply fall away on their own without much damage. However, when you see larger branches that are dead, meaning they are missing large section of bark or have dead leaves, you want to get those lopped off and also have the tree inspected for damage. Those larger branches can cause property damage if they should fall and can even take down other, lower branches with them.
These larger branches that are dead can also be a sign that the tree itself is diseased and may become weak in the trunk. Missing bark can also be present on the trunk of the tree itself, and this too can mean that the tree is diseased and no longer structurally sound. If you notice large patches of missing bark on the trunk or large branches, call for a tree lopping service.
If you live in an old house, you might find that some of the trees in your yard are as old, or older, than your house. Trees are a great link to the past of the house, but as they get older, like any living thing, they need a little more tender loving care! I help homeowners restore and maintain the trees at their house so that they look beautiful and healthy again. If you are the proud owner of an older tree and want to make sure it retains its natural glory, keep reading for my hints and tips.