Most trees may seem lively and vibrant, but the reality is they die from the inside out slowly over time. This slow drain weakens the tree’s anchor to the ground and integrity of it’s trunk and mid-section. As a result, it may unsuspectingly fall during the next storm or snowfall. At that point, tree removal becomes an urgent necessity rather than a preventative measure.
One way to determine a tree’s viability is to look for new growth. Try breaking a twig and scrape the bark. If the twig is dry and snaps easily and/or the under-bark is a dark color and dry, the tree may be dying or dead. If the twig is green and pliable and the under-bark feels moist and looks green, the tree is still living.
Tree removal, especially for a tall, large tree may seem an easy task for a handyman with a chainsaw, but can be dangerous and tricky. Freeman Construction has the necessary equipment and is experienced and knowledgeable on preventative measures and how to assess the various conditions for a safe and feasible fall. For example, trimming the lower branches of taller trees to allow strong winds to pass through underneath the tree, guiding the tree into a safe drop-zone, or calculating the height and radius of the fall. If you want a consultation on what preventative measures to take or to remove a tree that has already fallen, contact Freeman Construction today.