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 year and at different stages of their growth. Some homeowners watch their trees so carefully that they can often tell if something weird is going on. However, it usually takes a trained and experienced pair of eyes to see what's unusual or "not quite right" about a particular tree.

When you call for a tree inspection, 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.