Look up. Take note. Report.
Friendly Tree has started a tree hazard education and tree safety awareness program we hope will spur the general public to:
- Look up at your trees
- Take note of anything that doesn’t look right
- And report to Friendly Tree, or your favorite Arborist or Certified Tree Expert, any hanging limbs, dead and/or damaged limbs, heaving in roots within drip line, cracks, rips and or fractures in limbs, note obvious open wounds and rot, or fruiting bodies (fungus among us)
The last 3 years of extreme weather and environmental stress has many trees harboring stress fractures in crotches and co-dominant stems, damage to root structures, and hanging broken limbs that will shake loose when least expected.
On a daily basis we inspect area trees and point out hazards to tree owners that never had a clue. Besides the visible damage, the fracture wounds that caused the damage have exposed large amounts of tissue for fungi, bacteria and insects to take advantage of.
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” —Benjamin Franklin
So, please, please, please… Look up. Take note. Report.