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  • Writer's pictureDanillo Romao da Silva

5 Risks you run by keeping a dead tree near your home






The presence of trees in our surroundings brings numerous benefits, such as shade, improved air quality and a pleasant environment. However, when a tree is dead, it can pose serious dangers to the safety and well-being of residents and properties near it.


1- Risk of falling: A dead tree is more susceptible and can cause unpredictable falls. The lack of vitality compromises its base and structure, making it prone to breakage, falling branches or even complete collapse, representing a significant danger to the safety of people and property. 


2- Structural damage: The fall of a dead tree can result in severe damage to structures, such as homes and fences, or even people. The weight of the wood and branches can cause substantial material damage and, in extreme cases, be life-threatening.


3- Spread of diseases and pests: Dead trees are often the target of fungi, diseases and harmful insects. The proximity of these trees to homes can facilitate the spread of these harmful agents, affecting nearby healthy trees and even structures built there.


4- Threat to the Power Grid: Dead trees near power lines pose a risk of interruption to the power supply. Falling branches or the entire tree can cause power cuts, damage the electrical infrastructure and pose additional dangers.


5- Attraction to Harmful Animals: Dead trees can attract harmful animals, such as rodents and insects, which can spread to inhabited areas, posing a risk to the health and comfort of residents.


In conclusion, the presence of a dead tree near your home can lead to a number of risks and harms, ranging from property damage to threats to personal safety. Regularly assessing the health of trees and taking appropriate measures, such as the safe removal of dead trees, are essential to ensuring a safe and secure environment for everyone.


Now that you are aware of the risks, we at Brothers Tree Service work to remove dead or fallen trees, and we also provide assessments for your case. For a quote, please contact us!



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