The trees in your yard can enhance your North Georgia property, provide shade and offer abundant environmental benefits. However, trees can also pose a safety hazard to your family and your home if they are not properly inspected and maintained.
Obviously, trees can present a particularly significant danger during a storm. Wind, lightning, snow and ice can all transform a tranquil row of trees into an imminent threat to your property. Proper tree maintenance is very important and involves more than pruning and trimming overgrown branches. If you’re looking at buying a home in North Georgia or just maintaining the trees you have – here are some of the key steps you can take to protect your trees and prevent them from becoming a safety hazard.
Six Signs to Monitor
When performing maintenance on the trees in your yard, please make safety a priority. If you are unable to safely prune or remove trees and limbs, contact a professional tree-care service or arborist to help you do so. It may be a good idea to consult with a professional if the trees in your yard already display any of the following characteristics:
- Cracks in the trunk or major limbs
- Signs of hollowing and decay
- Mushrooms growing from the bark
- Significant leaning to one side
- Limbs in contact with power lines
- Branches hanging over your house – Although the branches may not be touching your house under normal conditions, high winds can cause trees and branches to bend or break.
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Chad Lariscy | The Mountain Life Team | KW Realty Partners 706-745-3123 or [email protected]
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