No one wants a tree to fall down on them, but there are some things that just are too hard to predict. There is always a chance that something terrible will happen, right?

Well, there are some steps you can take to minimize the risk. Let’s just consider the area around your home. If you have a lot of trees there, it could be that one or more of them are unhealthy. This makes it much more likely that it could fall over or drop branches, and they could land on you or on your home and do damage. This makes it critical to be able to identify trees that are dead or sick.

So, what can give it away? Of course, there is the foliage to give attention to. If there are no live leaves on a tree or on single branches, it could be that they are dead. Another thing to check is the trunk of the tree. When you knock on it, does it sound hollow, or is it wet and squishy? If so, you might be dealing with a tree that needs to be taken down.

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