With fall and winter come the west coast storm season, where wind buffets the tree canopy and rain saturates the soil, eroding support for the root system. Every year, thousands of dollars of damage is done to property, and sometimes even lives have been put at risk due to tree damage. One way to prevent this from happening to you is a tree risk assessment performed by Capital Tree Service.
Tree risk assessments are based on two factors:
- A deficiency or structural weakness in part of the tree or the tree as a whole
- Risk to property or infrastructure, such as buildings, vehicles, and power lines; risk to life can also be factored in.
Tree risk assessments systematically look at trees from top to bottom, to determine the level of acceptable risk. They can be undertaken before or after a storm – preferably before! A risk assessment can determine if dead branches need to be removed, if the tree needs bracing or other structural support, or if the tree poses too great a risk and needs to be removed.