The dog days of summer are officially here, which means now is the best possible time to check in on your trees with a tree risk assessment. A tree risk assessment involves inspecting the structure and quality of a tree and its environmental conditions. A-1 Tree Service & Stump Removal will assess your tree and provide you with your options to reduce any risks that may be associated with your tree.

Why Is a Tree Risk Assessment Important?

Tree risk assessments are important because they make your property safer by identifying specific risks associated with your tree and its health. For instance, a tree risk assessment may find that your tree is suffering from disease or has decayed roots and is at risk of falling. Falling trees can be incredibly dangerous because they can fall on nearby property and powerlines.

Weakened trees can pose a greater risk of falling when faced with certain weather conditions. The rainy period of the year in Redding, CA begins in September, and trees that have compacted soil surrounding their roots can easily fall when the ground becomes soaked by heavy rainfall.

Reduce Risk of Wildfire

Wildfire season in California begins in August, and tree risk assessments are vital for reducing the risk of spreading these fires. Camp Fire, the most destructive and deadliest wildfire in California history, was largely driven by extreme weather conditions including low humidity and high winds.

Although trees are capable of withstanding drought, trees rely on water availability to produce protective resin to defend themselves against local bark beetles that burrow into the trees. Without water availability, trees are unable to protect themselves against these beetles, causing them to die. Dead and dying trees are not only at a falling risk but also a wildfire risk.

In Redding and the North State, we often find some common risks to trees. Here are some examples:

  • Fireblight
  • Blister Rust
  • Phytophthora
  • Aspen Kanker
  • Powdery Mildew
  • Root Rot
  • Slime Flux
  • Armillaria
  • Anthracnose

To help protect your family, your property, and your local community, it’s important to have your trees assessed and to mitigate any potential risks. To learn more about tree risk assessments or to schedule yours, contact A-1 Tree Service & Stump Removal in Redding, Ca. today.