Austin Tree Structural Damage Specialist
Trees not only provide your home or commercial property with beauty, shade, and value, but also a sense of time and legacy. When you plant a tree, you are making an investment in the future, and as you and your family grow, you can watch that tree age and grow right along with you. In some instances, when a property is passed down from generation to generation, a tree can be a type of family heirloom.
But as trees grow and age, they are also at risk of suffering structural damage from lightning, high winds, or other natural causes. Structural damage can be detrimental not only to the life of your tree but also your home, vehicle, or any other property surrounding it in the event the tree falls. And while there’s no way to accurately predict if and when a tree will fall or split, a trained professional arborist can look at your tree and spot any signs of weakness that could lead to catastrophe.
Maintaining a healthy tree that continues to add value to your life and property is an ongoing endeavor and involves much more than water, sun, and soil. Trees also need thorough annual inspections to assess risks. A tree care specialist will know the signs of structural damage and can easily spot them during an evaluation. To learn more about risk assessment and how a knowledgeable and skilled Austin tree structural damage professional can help, contact Hamlin Tree Care, Inc today by calling (512) 484-0252 and talk with a tree care specialist.
Why Choose Us?
At Hamlin Tree Care, Inc, we are passionate about helping people just like you create and maintain a beautiful landscape that helps turn a house into a home. Our team of tree care specialists have a passion for trees and can work with you to keep your trees alive and well for decades to come. We have an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist on staff who can spot structural deficiencies with your tree and recommend the best course of action to remedy the problem. Along with our unmatched knowledge and experience, we truly care about our customers and will do anything to keep your trees growing tall and strong.
Signs of Structural Damage
While you can control watering and fertilizing your trees to ensure proper health, you can’t control Mother Nature. In some cases, storms or old age can leave trees vulnerable to splitting and falling over, leaving your home and family at risk. By having a trained and certified tree expert from Hamlin Tree Care, Inc look at your property, he or she can thoroughly examine every tree and look for common signs of structural weakness or damage that could lead to broken branches or complete tree failure.
Many trees will begin to show signs of weakness before their integrity is completely compromised. While walking around your property, an arborist can inspect every tree for signs of decay or weakness, such as the following:
- Branches that are weakly attached
- Cracks and splits in branches or the trunk of the tree
- Saturated soil
- Root problems
- Heavy limbs that need to be trimmed
- Weak tree architecture
And while many of these problems are easy to spot, others need a professional’s tools and experienced eye to point out the deficiencies and plan a course of action or treatment. The first few years of a tree’s life are incredibly important to its longevity and health, and if the tree wasn’t properly planted, watered, or pruned, it could lead to a weakened structure at risk of cracking or falling. Older trees can also be subject to structural damage in the event of wood decay, disease, and harmful pests.
After walking around your property and assessing every tree, an Austin tree care specialist from Hamlin Tree Care, Inc can determine if any tree is damaged and assess the extent of the damage before deciding on treatment to counter the damage and keep the tree from falling. A common method of treatment for trees at high risk of failure is pruning to remove excess weight and reduce the risk of wind or storm damage. Additionally, an arborist may suggest installing cables, brace rods, and other structural supports to keep branches stable and stationary in the event of a storm. As a last resort, tree removal may be the only viable remedy to avoid a potential hazard and danger on your property.
The Austin tree care specialists at Hamlin Tree Care, Inc know how valuable and how meaningful trees are to a property. We want to see our customers’ trees grow and flourish, and we will do anything in our power to remedy structural damage and keep your tree standing tall and strong. To learn more about your options and to schedule a risk assessment today, contact us today at (512) 484-0252.