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Top Reasons Why a Tree Gets Damaged 

»Posted by on Nov 24, 2017 in Top Reasons | 0 comments

People plant trees for many reasons. Trees are known to improve the quality of water, freshen the air, give us air to breathe, save energy, give homes to wildlife and many more. Having trees around our property improve the looks of our place and its ambience. It’s like we’re closer to nature. Like human beings, trees are also prune to diseases and damages. They are living things that can be infected too that’s why they also need some proper care.  

Trees that are just left outside without being pruned and maintained are more likely to get damaged and infected with diseases. If you don’t pay attention to these trees they could be a serious problem in the future. Not everyone in the household would notice that there’s something wrong with the tree, unless one day it falls off and destroys a property, or worst, injure a person.  

You can avoid these instances of course, you just have to be keen and inspect the trees of possible damages because it might result to a tree cutting in your home. If the problem is not too serious, you can still save the trees. Watch out for the following causes of tree damage, natural or human.  

Age 

One of the natural causes of tree damage is age. If the tree in your backyard is almost a hundred years old, watch out. Old trees, like humans, have higher chance of getting diseases than the younger ones. A tree’s size is also a factor too, so if the your tree is old and large at the same time, better call a professional to inspect it.  

Unusual Shape 

The tree’s shape is also an indication that a tree is structurally balanced or in another words, weak. For landscaping purposes, we love to keep the trees in unique shape. We love to see them in elephant shape, horse shape and other shapes. But, the tree’s unusual shape easily gets damaged that’s why those trees don’t last too long. Improper pruning can also weaken the structure of a tree so if you hire a professional make sure he knows how to do the job.  

Weather 

One of the obvious reasons why a tree gets damaged is because of harsh weather condition. It can withstand the weather but harsh ones like thunder and strong windstorm can damage it. After few years the tree might fail because of it. It’s not only the weather condition; it’s the diseases that come with it too.  

Incorrect Pruning 

Aside from the natural factors that make the trees damaged are the factors done by human beings. One of it is improper pruning. Pruning is when you take dead limbs and damaged branches off the tree so it doesn’t spread the damage to other parts of the tree. That’s the reason why a professional should do the job so unwanted cuts won’t be made. These cuts would contribute to the overall health of the tree. So when you decide to prune the tree by yourself, make sure you have the skills and knowledge of tree care.  

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