Can A Tree Service Save Your Tree After Construction Damage?

Has your tree suffered damage during construction on your property? Trees are hardy and can survive severe damage if given the right treatment at the right time. The best thing to do after a tree suffers damage during construction is to call a tree service. Tree services can care for construction-damaged trees in a number of ways.

As long as your tree isn't too severely damaged, a tree service may be able to save it. An arborist or tree specialist will carry out the following practices to ensure your tree recovers from construction damage.

A damage assessment

Upon arrival at your property, the tree service will inspect your tree. The inspection will involve searching for damage, assessing the damage, and evaluating whether your tree can be saved or not. In some cases, construction damage can render a tree unsafe. If an arborist deems your tree to be unsafe, they will recommend removal. Trees are unsafe if they have suffered considerable root damage or have internal decay.

The removal of damaged and dangerous branches

If your tree has one or broken branches, you will need to remove these to prevent those branches from falling on you or your home. A tree service can use the correct pruning techniques and tools to remove branches safely, without harming your tree. Trees also struggle to heal jagged wounds or partially broken branches. So to prevent disease and pest infestation, an arborist can remove broken branches.

The stabilization of weakened branches and trunks

If your tree's trunk is damaged and may be in danger of splitting, an arborist can help to close the wound by using bolts screwed through the damaged parts of the trunk to close the gap and allow for healing. This is called bracing. If your tree's branches have been weakened by construction damage, then a tree service can use cables to stabilize those branches and prevent further damage.

The reduction of soil compaction

If the soil around your tree is compacted because of heavy machinery, a tree service can help. They do this by using a technique called "radial aeration." This technique involves digging small trenches around a tree to reduce compaction and allow the tree roots to breathe and take in water and nutrients.

The encouragement of root growth

Damaged trees need to be able to bring in enough food to help them heal. A tree service can stimulate root growth by adding mulch to the soil around your trees to improve the conditions for root growth.

Reach out to a tree care service to learn more.