Of the many dangers that you experience in your life, you might not consider having a tree falling on your house to be very high up on the list, but it is more common than you might think. Trees are beautiful additions to the scenery around your home, and they can provide some nice shade for your home, but if they are not healthy, they also pose a risk. Unhealthy trees are also more likely to attract wood-boring bugs, that can eventually spread to your home and do damage.
How can you tell if a tree is healthy or not? There are a few signs to keep on the lookout for.
The easiest way to spot an unhealthy tree is the lack of foliage. If it has branches that are completely free of leaves, those could be dead and should be cut off. You can also feel the trunk of the tree, if it is soft and mushy, or if it sounds hollow when you knock on it, you should consider having the tree removed by a professional service.