California’s most recent drought was declared over after the first months of 2017. Record setting rains made headlines, including the drama surrounding the Oroville Dam spillway. And in the weeks that followed the powerful storms, talk in the news was of the California super bloom. However, while the drought is ‘over, Sacramento tree removal is still in demand, and it’s a demand being matched throughout California.
Unfortunately, the dry years took their toll on the state’s tree population. Countless millions of trees across California are now a serious danger, and as recent fires have shown, they are more than a danger to forests alone.
Why are some residents considering Sacramento tree removal service?
The drought was absolutely brutal on trees. Despite heavy rains, the damage for most trees was beyond natural recovery. Despite the best efforts of arborists statewide, there are simply far more trees than there are people to care for them.
Trees that have died due to drought, or disease, become serious dangers over time. They are more likely to fall under the right conditions, and are more susceptible to fire. In Sacramento’s expansive urban forest, many homes stand next to trees. Without proper care, these drought-stressed trees may become a serious hazard to people or property.
The early storms of 2017 are proof that even seemingly healthy trees are a threat under the right conditions. Sacramento tree removal services spent many hours in February cleaning up the messes left behind.
Is the danger behind us with Summer 2017 over with?
Unfortunately, trees under stress can take a long time to recover, even with outside help. Mid-November has seen the return of rain to the Sacramento Valley. While it is obvious relief to all trees and plants, excessive rain could be very hazardous, even without high winds. If a tree’s root system is not well established, often the case with a tree under stress, rain is its own danger. The soil can loosen to the point where the tree falls over from its own weight.
If you’re looking for Sacramento tree removal service, there is no better time than the present to schedule an assessment. The best first step is to hire an ISA-certified arborist to inspect trees on your property is the first step. From there, you’ll know what your best options are.
Removing a tree can be a sad experience, but it can be a necessary one. If your tree is showing signs of being a risk to other people, or your property, then removal is going to be your best option.