Ghosts and goblins roam the streets, jack-o-lanterns light up on every porch and a dark spooky sky illuminates above. It sounds like Halloween is here! With all the spooks and spirits this time of year, be on the lookout for scary trees that may blend in with the seasonal décor.
Trees on your property can be great visual assets, but what happens when they become unsafe, unsightly or a downright liability? Davey’s R.J. Laverne, board certified master arborist, shares some insight on a “Talking Trees” segment about signs and symptoms we can look for that can tell us if a scary, unsightly tree should be removed. Here are some things to look at when inspecting a tree:
1. What’s happening with the roots? Visually inspect the root zone and root collar for damage, decay or fungus. Some signs that a tree’s roots are decaying include peeling, cracking or loose bark.