A large tree with expansive boughs and numerous leaves is a great selling point for residential properties. Thus, if your property has one of these, it is likely the tree that made you convinced of buying the lot in the first place. However, despite how they inject visual appeal to the landscape and offer natural shade from Australia's scorching sun, a dying tree can become hazardous in the blink of an eye. Overlooking the signs of certain deterioration will not only out your property at risk of disastrous damage but you will be risking the wellbeing of your loved ones too. Therefore, it is critical to know the difference between needing an arborist for some tree care and having to enlist tree removal services. This piece illuminates some of the structural damage that is indicative of the need for emergency tree removal services.

Weather damage

Since trees grow outdoors, it is easy to take for granted their resistance to the changing elements. However, even the oldest and sturdiest tree can acquire significant damage if it is exposed to severe weather changes. Heavy gusts of wind, for starters, can twist the trunk of the tree. In the worst-case scenario, the tree can snap or become uprooted in its entirety. Similarly, heavy rainfall can cause severe erosion that exposes the tree's roots, which makes it lose its stability and this will potentially cause it to fall over. Lighting is another major risk posed to the health of your tree. Depending on the severity of the strike, the lighting can cause the bark to peel, burn the roots and even irreparably damage the tree's cells. Overall, if your location has recently experienced a severe storm, it is best to enlist tree services to determine if removal is best.

Broken branches

The same way that tree leaves die and shed from time to time, twigs and minor branches will also fall off on occasion. Nonetheless, falling off and breaking is not the same thing. When your tree begins to acquire multiple broken branches, it could be due to heavy impact or disease. An arborist would have to investigate the cause and determine if the underlying problem can be fixed. However, if the tree has lost a majority of its branches, it means that it will be unable to synthesise food to sustain itself. As a result, it will begin to die off progressively. In some cases, the tree may not have lost many braches but instead lost its leader, which is the tallest branch. The leader functions to lend the tree its form while also contributing to its stabilisation. Once the leader is dead, the entire tree needs to be removed.

For more information, contact a tree removal service in your area.