Cough, cough. That unhealthy tree needs to see a doctor.

chuck_chainsaw_fullNot taking care of that dying tree now may come back to haunt you later.

Did you know that if your tree falls onto your neighbor’s property, you may be footing the bill for the repairs? That’s right! If you are a homeowner and have an unhealthy tree in your yard that is close to your neighbor’s home, be aware that you may be liable for damage caused by that tree should it fall on its own due to neglect. While every insurance policy is different, it’s best not to take chances on a potential problem… especially when it’s so easily preventable!

According to the Georgia Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner:

“If you knew [a] tree was dead and/or diseased and you didn’t take action to prevent damage that you knew would likely occur, you may be held responsible or legally liable for such damage or injury.”

            -Source: http://www.oci.ga.gov/

So, how do you know if an unhealthy tree on your property might be ready for removal? Here are some signs to take notice of before things get out of hand:

Well, there we go. A few things to look out for that may help save you time and money… not to mention keeping things friendly with the neighbors. So, if your tree is exhibiting any of these five warning signs of unhealthy trees, then call Sharp Tree Service right away! Thanks for reading and be sure to check back here soon for more helpful tips on maintaining the trees in your neck of the woods!