There are a number of ways in which trees can pose a health and safety risk to both property and people. Damage to property can include:
- Subsidence caused by roots. This can result in damage to the exterior or interior of buildings (usually visible in the forms of cracks).
- Damage to roofs caused by overhanging canopies and branches.
- Cracks in and uprooting of driveways, pathways and other exterior areas.
If trees are not properly maintained and inspected for damage, decay, fungus and dead wood, there is also the danger of falling branches or even the entire tree toppling. As a result, they can pose a major risk to anything or anyone in their path.
Regular tree inspections, carried out by experienced tree specialists like ourselves, can help give you peace of mind.