Trees within your property could be stunning and provide some needed color during the spring, summer, and fall months. If that tree should die, it needs to be removed so that it will not cause problems to you, your next door neighbors or anyone’s property. Deceased trees can pose a lot of hidden dangers, so consider these when deciding what steps to take with a dead tree on your property. If you have questions or need tree removal services, call us at (225) 938-8733.
Since the wood in a dead tree doesn’t get the necessary nutritional requirements or moisture from the roots, the wood may become brittle and susceptible to damage. Injuries caused by falling branches or even limbs can range from small cuts and bruises to critical or fatal. If the dead tree is on your property and someone is injured by a falling branch or limb, you could be responsible for paying for the injured party's health care bills and pain and suffering.
Damage to Power and also Utility Lines
Given that dead trees are prone to breakage, nearby power lines could be damaged if the tree were to lose a huge branch or limb or maybe fall altogether. Power outages could result causing untold numbers of people to be without power. As a result, people who depend on electric-powered medical devices, the elderly, and others are at risk should they lose power. Additionally, if telephone lines are affected, the 911 emergency phone systems could be interrupted, further endangering those in your neighborhood.
Harm to Property
If a dead tree or maybe one of its limbs drops onto your house, vehicle or garage, the resulting damage can be devastating. In addition to possibly leading to injuries to people and pets, it may also cost tens of thousands of dollars or more to repair damage caused to the property or home. If the tree should go down onto your neighbor's property, you could be responsible for paying to have your neighbor's property or home repaired, as well as any resulting injuries.
Certain homeowner's insurance policies would handle the cost of dead tree elimination to prevent damage that could occur from the tree if it were to fall. Some policies may exclude damage caused by dead tree collapses altogether. Check your insurance coverage to find out what is and isn’t taken care of when it comes to dead trees along with the damage that could result.
Signs and Symptoms
Even though a completely dead tree is simple to identify, a tree may remain in danger even while a few of its foliage is still healthy looking. Note down any dead branches or limbs and also whether or not they continue to be connected to the tree. Sometimes different branches from the top of the tree can separate and fall into the lower portions of the tree, in which they present a falling hazard. Deceased branches and limbs should be removed if they are massive enough to cause injury.