Part of the tree assessment process for deciding whether or not to remove a tree is identifying potential hazards. Here are some of the hazards that we look for:

  • Structural defects: We look for signs of decay, cracks, weak branches, or hollow cavities. Structural defects such as these can weaken the tree and cause it to die and it will then need to be removed.
  • Leaning trees: If a tree is leaning that is a big sign that it may have structural support damage and could have issues maintaining an upright position. This could potentially cause the tree to fall over so to prevent this it should be removed.
  • Pest infestations: Pest infestations create significant problems for trees that can affect their health and stability. Usually once a tree is infested by pests, it should be removed.