Can a Leaning Tree Be Set Straight?

Whether a bad storm came through your town and ravaged the landscape, or it was already that way when you purchase the property, a large, leaning tree is something to be concerned about. This is especially true for those who have pets and children that play outside, and live in an area that experiences a lot of inclement weather. It is also especially true if a leaning tree is located near parked cars, street traffic, power lines, AC units, houses, buildings, playgrounds, and more. So, when you have a leaning tree on your property, it is important to have it professionally inspected for the sake of safety and liability. After all, if your leaning trees falls onto someone else’s property, you could be legally accountable for the damage.

Continue reading to learn your options for fixing a leaning tree.

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Solutions for Leaning Trees

If a tree is leaning because it naturally grew that way, there should be nothing to worry about. That is, so long as it is not large and located near something of value. Naturally leaning trees that are away from people and things can simply be left alone. On the other hand, if a tree begins to lean, or leans more year after year, there could be a problem in terms of health. If this leaning tree is also located in an area that could harm people or things, it is an even bigger problem. Also, a tree that has suddenly and noticeably begun to lean is a matter to be addressed right away. This is important if you want to save it, and more important in terms of safety if the tree is large enough to harm anything in its way.

So, can a leaning tree be saved? The answer depends on certain variables. The best way to know is to have a tree risk assessment implemented by a tree care professional. In most cases, the internal structure and root system of a leaning tree are not damaged, so it can usually be straightened out with cables and braces, or with conventional tree staking methods. See our blog, “Should I Stake My Trees?” to learn more about structural support for trees. However, sometimes a tree can bend far enough to cause the fibers and structure to break. In this case, the tree would need to be removed; but only if it poses a threat to the public and its surroundings.

What You Should Do

If any of the trees on your property exhibit signs of poor health or potential hazard, contact a local Indianapolis tree service company for a professional inspection. They will use a comprehensive approach to examine all conditions and factors surrounding your tree, and make qualified recommendations for your best course of action. In most cases, the best course of action is to remove a dangerous tree. In some cases, the tree can simply be staked, or cabled and braced, to enhance stability.

Licensed and Insured Tree Service in Indianapolis

Call Timberland Tree Care at 317-348-0811 to schedule your needed Indianapolis tree services for your residential or commercial property. We are licensed and experienced tree care contractors who offer a wide range of professional-level tree work at all scopes. Whether you need a stump removed, or an entire lot cleared, we are the pros to trust for quality work at the right price.

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