A tree that could fall in your yard puts your family and home in danger. Hawaii’s hurricane season is from June 1 to Nov. 30, and an unstable tree will easily topple over due to strong gusts during a storm. If you notice any of these warning signs, call a professional for tree removal before any damage is done.
3 Signs You Need Tree Removal
1. Leaning Trunk
A healthy tree may lean to accommodate for a lack of sunlight, and the roots will remain intact to support the uneven weight distribution. However, if the tree is leaning more than 15 degrees, the distribution is too great, and the roots will give out. If you notice a tree is leaning on your property, avoid walking around, playing on, or parking under it.
2. Rotting Roots
Roots hold the tree in place, and when they rot, the foundation is weakened and can’t support the tree’s weight. It can be challenging to spot root rot since it occurs underground, so look for mushrooms and fungi growing around the base as these are signs of internal rotting. Growth regulators might help the tree refocus its efforts on repairing the roots; however, tree removal may be necessary if this tactic is unsuccessful.
3. Missing Bark
Even if the wood appears sturdy, the lack of bark support can cause the tree to fall over, breaking at the bald spot. The loss of tree bark can be attributed to an infestation of insects, poor tree health and disease, or clawing animals. If you notice missing bark, you might be able to save the tree with tree care. A specialist might use a chisel and hammer to remove the jagged edges around the missing bark. If new growth doesn’t cover the wound, tree removal will be necessary.
If you’re worried about the health and stability of a tree in your yard, contact the knowledgeable team at Ohana Tree Services in Mililani, HI. This local company offers 24/7 emergency removals if your tree falls over. For over 20 years, these professionals have provided Oahu residents and businesses with tree removal, trimming, and planting. View their services online, or call (808) 520-0186 to request a no-obligation estimate.