There are plenty of ways that a tree can cause damage to a home, your car, your yard, and at times, your family. When you purchase a home with large trees that you know have taken years to gain their height, you can’t help but be in awe of their beauty. Unfortunately, there are a few downsides to having larger trees in your yard. In our next blog post we’ll cover a few of the ways that a tree can cause damage to your home, but today we are going to focus on one specific way: falling.

A tree can fall for a variety of reasons, but being able to recognize when a tree is on the verge of falling is all that you need to be able to do in order to prevent it from causing any damage or harm to your home and family. Here are a few of the quickest ways that you can determine if a tree is on the verge of falling.

Deep Cracks

As you may have assumed, deep cracks in a tree trunk are one of the most obvious ways for you to notice whether or not a tree is ready to collapse. These deep cracks can show you exactly where the weak spots in the tree are, and give you an idea of how close the tree is to splitting. If it’s very evident that the crack is deep and that the tree is close to snapping, then you should immediately call a professional and do your best to stay away the tree in order to maintain your safety.

Hole in the Trunk

While we are accustomed to drawing pictures of trees with a cute hole in the trunk, this is actually a terrible sign for trees. This is also a huge sign of a trunk that is weakening and has a likely chance of falling down. Aside from that, it could also be a sign of a diseased tree, which is always good to handle early on. When this does happen, a professional is definitely someone that you’re going to want to rely on. We can determine what the problem is and how to best tackle the situation from there.

There are plenty of other signs that you can notice to give you the hint that your tree might fall soon, these are simply two of the most common. If you have a feeling that your tree might fall soon, then you should certainly have our team come out and give it a look over so that we can provide you with a better idea of the circumstances of your tree and what needs to be done.

If any of these signs are present in a tree that you have in your yard, make sure to call a professional to remove it safely. J&S Tree Services, Inc. in Elmhurst have spent years safely tending to trees that are on the verge of falling. Call us today and let us schedule an appointment to get out to your home.