Identifying Dangerous Trees

Posted on April 10, 2016

Tree removal in NH from Towle HillThere are plenty of arguments to not consider land clearing in NH for your property, but there are many reasons it might be necessary. If you land has one, or many hazardous trees, it can become a danger to anyone in the vicinity or to the health of surrounding plants. Towle Hill Tree and Timber are the experts at tree removal in NH and have tips for identifying dangerous trees.

Decay. Decay can be easy and difficult to detect depending on its location, but trees with spongey-like softness or fungi growth can be a serious hazard. Cavities often form in the truck of the tree when the decay has progressed. The wood has been compromised and often times can lead to other defects.

Roots. Roots not only keep trees in the ground, they are essential for trees to survive. If your root system has been severed, there are cracks in the soil along the base of the tree, or the roots are exposed because of moving soil, the tree is likely to fall.

Angular trunk. Whether this is caused by natural growth or other damages, a tree that leans dangerously to one side can be a cause of injury. Often times cracks in the bark can determine if a tree is already falling.

Dead wood. Unfortunately, dead trees do not have the chance to become any better and it’s often to rid your land of these dry and fragile trees before they are knocked over by wind. Dead branches should also be cut away as often times they are no longer attached to the tree itself.

If you’ve been thinking about land clearing for the dangerous trees on your property, give Towle Hill Tree and Timber a call at (603) 944-1879. We’re a professionally licensed and insured logging company in NH that will help revive the health of your land.