Recognizing Risk

Being able to identify when a tree is hazardous or when a tree has become dangerous is paramount to homeowner safety and reducing personal liability. There are a number of things to look for such as large dead limbs, broken hanging limbs, pockets of decay, damaged roots, severe tree lean, etc. The link to the PDF below is a very good starting point for identifying hazard trees on your property. Of course, it is always best and highly recommended to consult with an ISA Certified Arborist to get a questionable tree inspected to assess how the level of hazardousness.

http://www.treesaregood.org/treecare/resources/TreeRisk.pdf


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