Turneys were established in 1982 and are vastly experienced, arborists. Operating in both the public and private sectors, our clients often ask us to determine whether their trees are safe? Turney's experience determines there is actually no such thing as a safe tree.
What we are able to provide is an assessment of the current condition and give an opinion as to the likelihood of failure. When assessing the likelihood of a tree's failure, Turneys will take into account many factors:-
ROOTS - The root system requires adequate space in which to grow as they can structurally and biologically support the tree. Damaged or severed roots will often lead to an unstable tree. This is a common problem after new construction work. Rotten or diseased roots are another leading cause for tree failure. At Turneys we look for signs of fungal growth on the trunk or on the roots. Fill dirt which is commonly used on new construction sites, is another issue which can cause root decline or failure.
Our teams will check for cracks in the soil around the tree, as this may indicate the tree is heaving. Heaving trees represent a high risk of potential failure. Roots which circle around the trunk of the tree are called girdling roots. These roots can impede the flow of water, oxygen and nutrients from the root system to the trunk. The effect of this could lead the tree to decline and subsequently could result in the death of the tree.
TRUNK AND BRANCHES – Internal decay to the trunk can be hard to detect. Sometimes the root flare will appear bulbous and swollen. This may indicate decay or disease. Our tree surgery teams will examine the tree for any cracks or hollow areas in either the trunk or the branches. These areas could well be the signs of the tree splitting apart and could represent serious failure concerns. Further up the tree structure, thick canopies may catch the wind like a sail. This can put tremendous stress on the root systems, trunk and branches which could lead to structural failure.
RECOMMENDATION – Turneys recommend trees should be regularly assessed and inspected. Dangerous conditions are not always easily detected. At Turneys we are more than happy to assess and advise our clients on the condition of their trees. Please contact our Milton Keynes Office on 01908 281127 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Any work carried out by Turneys is done in line with the British Standard for tree work – BS3998:2010.
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