Opening page for general questions and concerns

This is probably the most frequently-asked-question we get.

To answer it, all we can say is this: Different species of trees look different at different times of the year and at different stages of their growth. It takes a trained and experienced pair of eyes to see what's unusual or "not quite right" about a particular species of tree. That's why when you call for a tree inspection, you should rely on an arborist who has the experience, knowledge, and qualifications to do a thorough and accurate assessment.

Maybe, maybe not.Leaning tree over house

It is natural for trees to lean. Most of the time, the lean is phototropic: the tree is trying to get as much sunlight as possible.

The possibility that a leaning tree will fall over depends on a combination of many factors, such as:

  • The angle of the lean
  • Whether the tree is growing extra support to hold itself up
  • Whether there are defects in the trunk or roots
  • Whether the branch structure is unbalanced.

If you're concerned that your leaning tree is dangerous, call a Certified Arborist who can assign the tree a risk level. This will help you decide whether or not it should be removed.