There is a very large Oak tree between my neighbor and I. It appears healthy, but now there is an opening at the root base about a foot high, a half-foot across, and about five inches deep. Several years ago, a similar tree which was diseased, fell into and damaged our home. We are a bit paranoid. We were wondering what measures or precautions we should take?
As arborists, we evaluate tree health and tree structure independently. Often a tree that appears healthy may have a structural defect that predisposes it to failure and subsequent property damage. Evaluation of the cavity and the associated decay can put this in perspective. In some cases an extensive risk assessment is required, but usually our complimentary preliminary evaluation is sufficient to make a sound and well-informed decision about what needs to be done. You can make an appointment now by clicking here.
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