When the weather turns bad, everyone scrambles to prepare and take the necessary precautions to ensure their safety. While you might have a routine that you’re set in, let’s be realistic for just a moment, life is unpredictable and can throw the periodic “wrench in the gears” to make things more difficult than they need to be. We’re not talking about finances or health matters, but something having to do with the biggest member of the team unpredictable—mother nature. When you’re out doing your yard work, you might have noticed an eyesore or two in the form of a dead or dying tree. These can provide a serious hazard for not only your property value but your property’s well-being.
If you live in Florida, then you know how much the weather likes to change and take a variety of forms. Here are some of the hazards that mother nature can throw in your direction.
- Strong Winds Rainstorms, hurricanes, and tornadoes, oh my! Florida has no shortage of tumultuous natural occurrences that can turn that decaying tree into a lethal weapon.
- Water Hazards One of the items you may have studied in earth science is the process of erosion. This is where water washed away land and various sentiments. This can expose tree roots and make them susceptible to collapse.
- Oh No, Snow! While snow and ice aren’t as common in Florida as they are in other parts of the country, they still happen. Snow and Ice can break off branches from a dead tree, and can even make them collapse beneath the weight of the wintery build-up.
- Thunder and Lightning A dead tree and a lightning storm have never gone together. Every year, lightning initiates fire because of the dead and decaying trees it strikes. In some cases, trees have even been known to explode.
Signs of Death
If you’re uncertain if a tree on your property is dead or not, there are some tell-tale signs to keep an eye out for.
- Dead and Decaying Branches
- Holes in the Bark
- Wilted leaves
- Branches are Either Broken or Brittle
- The tree is Leaning Strongly in One Direction
Trust the Experts at Lamb Tree Care
If you think you have a dead tree on your property, don’t attempt to remove it yourself. It’s a dangerous job that should only be trusted by the experienced hands of a professional. Lamb Tree Care has both the experience and expertise to alleviate your tree troubles, safely and effectively. For more information, visit our website at lambtreecare.com.