Root/Tree Failure

"What you should look for"

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Decay, root failure and construction damage are three of the leading causes of tree failure. Sometimes the presence and/or extent of decay can go unnoticed and usually the homeowner only notices obvious defective, dead or dying trees.

It is best to use a certified arborist to examine your trees to determine the level of risk they present. Our experience, education and knowledge allows us to study a tree and highlight hazards, structural defects and decay or diseases that would go unnoticed by the untrained observer.

We determine the degree of risk by carefully conducting an inspection of the tree roots, trunk flare, trunk, branch unions and crown for the presence of insect damage, cankers, shearing cracks, buckling, included bark, structural defects, deadwood, decay, fungus and surrounding soil mounding due to root failure. Our knowledge of tree species, wood properties and possible defects including insect and disease infestation allows us to determine the risk involved in the removal process and the methods we will employ to remove the tree in the safest way possible.