Jump to:Why Sudden Limb Drop Occurs, Tips to Prevent Sudden Limb Drop, Contact Us, Reviews Picture this: You’re walking through the forest on a hot, still day. Suddenly, you hear a popping sound, and then a huge branch drops just beyond your reach. After thanking your lucky stars that you weren’t crushed, you wonder why […]
Recent Tree Hazard Correction Articles
What kind of tree hazards are there in Portland and Vancouver? With our region’s tremendous and varied urban tree canopy, there are some things that can definitely go wrong. The Urban Forest Pro blog is written in the hopes that the certified arborists on our staff can identify tree hazards for our readers and then provide recommendations for correcting tree hazards. With a staff filled with ISA-certified arborists, we are the industry leader. This blog will cover topics such as tree hazard correction pruning, which is the repair or elimination of a structural defect likely to cause branch failure. Tree cabling is another method of tree hazard correction. Tree hazards in Portland can include cracks, dead branches, tree rot, and weak branch unions. Trees can also be relocated or lifted away from roofs and other structures to prevent tree hazards. Customers tend to either underestimate a tree hazard or overestimate a tree hazard. The UFP blog is written in the hopes that providing information and guidance on this important topic will help property owners accurately assess the true threat level of potential tree hazards. Of course, we always recommend speaking with a member of our staff. Better to consult an expert than to rely on layman’s opinions.
There’s a Hole in My Tree! What Does it Mean?
Holes in trees can be disconcerting. Many homeowners are unsure about what holes indicate for tree health, or what they should do when a hole appears. In this post, our leading tree experts address tree holes and talk about how a hole could be a sign of compromised structural integrity. We discuss different kinds of […]
So You Suffered Tree Damage, Now What?
Recent storms have left many Portland trees in a sad state. High winds and ice storms often break branches, opening the tree to disease. Moreover, maelstroms may knock down entire trees—as one unfortunate cyclist recently learned in downtown Portland, when a tree fell on her. In this post, we take a look at what to […]
How to Recognize Tree Hazards
When most of us think about environmental hazards, our minds are drawn to the weather (floods, storms, etc). But often, that weather is part of what causes a less-thought-of danger: falling trees. Trees do way much more good than bad, but if not looked after, they can also cause serious damage when branches or whole […]