Falling trees are one of the most common causes of property damage from storms or weather. Millions of dollars of damage to vehicles, homes and garages from falling trees are reported every year to insurance companies. While your homeowner’s insurance policy may cover damage caused by a falling tree, you still have a deductible to pay and your premiums could skyrocket. Plus, falling trees and limbs can pose a risk for injury to your family. The best option is to remove tree hazards before they come crashing down. Here are three tips to identify tree hazards on your property.
- Leaning trees. If the root base is not stable, trees can lean, alerting you to a problem. These trees are more likely to be susceptible to falling during a heavy wind storm, lacking the strong anchor to keep them upright.
- Dead branches. Not only can dead branches be a sign that the tree is unhealthy or weak, but those branches can be a hazard by themselves. A large limb can puncture a roof, crush the hood of a car, or pierce a window during a violent storm.
- Trees lacking needles, leaves or bark, or with fungus growing on their trunk or roots, can be diseased. If a heavy storm hits, these trees may not have the fortitude to withstand the winds, rain or ice, making them an extreme hazard.
Recognizing the signs of tree hazards can give you the opportunity to have these trees or limbs removed before a storm hits. Talk to your local landscaper that offers tree trimming and falling to remove any tree hazards to keep your property and family safe.
Posted on behalf of:
Tommy Gun Lawn Care
Alpharetta, GA 30040