Everyone enjoys the beauty of a big tree. However, if you live nearby you should consider the risks and create a plan to help prevent harm to people and property. Clearly, when large trees are away from structures, walkways and people they don’t pose a significant of risk. We freely enjoy their majesty from a safe distance. However, the risk factors are increased dramatically when these trees are incorporated into landscapes, parks and structures. When this happens you bear a greater responsibility to help ensure safety from the risk factors involved.
The pictures on this blog are of an Oak tree. It was the largest Oak in the county at the time. This tree had been maintained and inspected every 15 months for much of it’s life. During that time it was under the direction of people who understood the risks involved and the importance of annual inspections and maintenance. However, for the last 4 years it was under new ownership. The tree was left without inspection and without pruning for all of that time. Most of those years were extreme drought years which increased the risks. When this tree failed in the middle of the summer and in the middle of the day the family was out of town so, thankfully no one was injured. Therefore, it’s clear that there is a great importance in taking safety seriously when living around big trees.
Large canopy trees in a mature state need routine maintenance. Big trees add great value to properties and can have a majestic presence to landscape scenes. However, with that comes a great responsibility and liability. So, any large mature tree should have an regular maintenance plan which includes inspections, pruning and nurture. That will protect property and investments and also, will ensure the longevity of the tree. All trees need care, especially large trees.
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