TREE HAZARD MANAGEMENT IN BILLINGS, MT

Storms, accidents and just poor planning can be the cause of a tree hazard. Whether it is the danger of interfering with power lines, the threat of all or parts of the tree falling on vehicles, residences or even people, the situation must be remedied as soon as possible. The danger these situations represent needs immediate attention.

TREE MAINTENANCE

Most routine pruning to remove weak, diseased, or dead limbs can be accomplished at any time during the year with little effect on the tree. As a rule, growth is maximized and wound closure is fastest if pruning takes place before the spring growth flush. Some trees, such as maples and birches, tend to "bleed" if pruned early in the spring. It may be unsightly, but it is of little consequence to the tree. Fruit trees should only be pruned when the ambient temperature is consistently below 60 degrees Fahrenheit to avoid interfering with their fruit production. Heavy pruning just after the spring growth flush should be avoided. At that time, trees have just expended a great deal of energy to produce foliage and early shoot growth. Removal of a large percentage of foliage at that time can stress the tree.

­HAZARD ISSUES

­HAZARD ISSUES

­Trees provide significant benefits to our homes and cities, but when trees fall and injure people or damage property, they become liabilities. Taking care of tree hazards makes your property safer and prolongs the life of the tree. Trees or parts of trees may fall and cause injury to people or damage to property. We call trees in such situations hazardous, to signify the risk involved with their presence. While every tree has the potential to fall, only a small number actually hit something or someone. Trees can also grow to interfere with powerlines, buildings or fences causing issues and potential problems. It is your responsibility as a property owner to provide for the safety of trees on your property. Our tree hazard assessment service will identify hazardous trees and the risk they present. Once the hazard is recognized, steps may be taken to reduce the likelihood of the tree falling and injuring someone.­

Treatment Options­ : Trimming or Removal