Why It’s Important to Take Care of Trees on Your Atlanta Property

If you are new to Atlanta, you may have purchased a home on a property that has plenty of trees. While trees are beautiful and provide many benefits, they can also become dangerous if they aren’t in good condition. Taking care of trees is probably your most minor concern of all the things you have to maintain on your property. However, ensuring that you get them inspected every three years by a tree care specialist can save you from potential hazards such as a tree falling on your car or house. It can even save the lives of your family if the tree falls on the house in the room they are in.

Some Tree Falls Aren’t Covered by Insurance

Most people think of tree care as something that wealthy people do to maintain their lawns. After all, you assume they have excess cash to make trees look beautiful to fit their landscape. But tree care isn’t limited to the wealthy. If you have trees on your property, it will behoove you to take care of them. Not doing so can put you in a dangerous situation in the event of high winds or a storm. Unhealthy trees could blow down on your house or car and cause severe damage, injury, or death.

In some cases, a tree fall is preventable, particularly if you remove it because it is dying or decaying. So, keep in mind that when your tree fall is preventable, a home insurance adjuster may not accept your claim. Likewise, if your car suffers damage from a tree falling on it and the adjuster finds that your tree was infested with pests or decaying, this may prevent payout, too. Therefore, it’s not a good idea to assume that home or car insurance will simply pay for the damages if a tree falls. 

Get Tree Care To Keep Your Family and Property Safe

When it comes to tree care, please don’t assume that it’s something cute to do to make your lawn stand out. Tree trimming and pruning are good for aesthetic reasons. But, it is also an excellent way to keep your family and possessions safe from harm. Keep in mind that Georgia has lots and lots of trees. So, chances are there are trees on your property that need attention. Sometimes something as simple as removing excess branches and limbs can keep you and your property safe. Additionally, getting an arborist to treat your trees for dangerous pests can prevent damage or injury from tree collapse.

Image of someone pruning a tree courtesy of Photo 106160793 © Deniz Bayram | Dreamstime.com

Mel Childs is the author of this article and the owner of Move Me To Atlanta. She also owns her own writing company in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. Additionally, she has written freelance for various publications, including Bob Vila, This Old House, Lawnstarter, WikiLawn, Homelight, Fixr, LeadsForward, Upscale Magazine, Black EOE Journal, Ancient Origins, and many more.

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