Removing Leaning Trees

One of the biggest problems we see is leaning trees.  A number of things can cause leaning trees.  Most trees that lean have a weak root structure or damage to the top section.  Leaning trees can sometimes be prevented if you care for the trees early in their stages of growth.  If you are like most of us, we inherit trees that have been growing for years and it is too late to help them.

Most trees we see that are leaning have limbs that are uneven or too many growing on one side of the tree.  Over a period of years and abnormal growth, these trees can become top heavy and lean to one side.   All it takes to make them lean more is some high winds or damp soil.   Failure to take care of a leaning tree when you notice it can cause you problems later.

The root structure on most hardwoods like Oak, Pecan, Poplar, Sweet Gum, Birch, Alder, Hickory, Buckeye, Maple, Cedar, Chinquapin, Dogwood, Willow, Hazelnut, Magnolia, Mulberry, Myrtle, Cottonwood, Aspen, Mesquite and Ash have a wide root system that can easily be damaged due to high winds and water soaked soil.

There are dozens of reasons to remove leaning trees.  You would be better off removing the tree as soon as you see damage.  This is because you never know when a natural disaster or a wind storm will come through your neighborhood and make your leaning tree fall prematurely.  After the tree is removed, there are services like our stump grinding that will help you get the remnants of the tree out of your yard.

Trees with deep roots

Trees that have deep tap roots like pines are less likely to lean unless they are on a cliff or the side of a mountain where soil has eroded away from the root structure.  Most of the tree damage to trees like these is crown damage.  However, from time to time, natural disasters such hurricanes, ice storms and tornadoes cause extreme leaning.

If you have a tree that is leaning and feel like it is in danger of falling and damaging personal property such as your home, yard, driveway or transportation, you need to hire WC Tree Services immediately.  Failure to respond and correct a leaning tree, can lead to damage that is expensive for the home owner or business owner.


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