You need to be on the lookout for hazardous trees as one measure to keep your trees healthy and safe. A hazardous tree is one with a significant potential to fail or is a target that might sustain injury or damage. Hazard trees are created through a variety of circumstances including human influences, disease, and weather. The trees in your landscape are an asset to your home. They increase the property value of your land, they clean the air that you breathe, they mitigate the pollution caused by the car you drive, they provide shade that can decrease your energy bills, and they make your home, neighborhood, and town a more attractive place to live. However, with neglect, improper care, and damaging construction work, your trees can become a liability instead of an asset. Fortunately, most hazard trees can be prevented through proper tree care. By properly planting the right trees in the right places, giving them proper arboricultural care, and protecting them from damage, the trees in your yard can provide many benefits for decades to come.
During the following days I'll be posting tips on how you can keep the trees in your yard healthy and beautiful and as a result prevent your trees from becoming a hazard.