Tree Structure Analysis

Structural failures in trees can generally be summarized as 40% in branches, 30% in stems, and 30% in root crowns and roots. This roughly even distribution suggests that trees are structurally designed to not fail at any given point more than any other.

There are three classes of trees in the landscape related to levels of risk:

  1. hazard tree: one having a major structural fault that could lead to catastrophic loss and has an identifiable target (people or property)
  2. tree at risk: one considered to have the potential of catastrophic failure or with a significant target profile that may lead to great injury and harm
  3. minimal risk: the rest of the trees present with known risk assessments, or as yet undetermined associated risks

Careful observation is needed of all parts of a tree to effectively summarize risk levels Should you be unsure as to the state of your tree and it’s associated potential risks, give us a call. Our knowledgeable experts will perform a tree structural analysis in order to appropriately determine current and potential future risks to you and your property. The analysis will incorporate numerous inspection elements and includes close examination for:

  • large vertical (longitudinal) cracks
  • large decayed areas
  • included bark zones
  • narrow crotches or forks
  • dead wood and branches
  • large cavities
  • large leans
  • major root damage
  • horizontal (tangential) cracks
  • poorly connected living branches
  • pest damaged or modified areas
  • disproportioned crown / root ratio
  • stem strength for the given wind and gravity loading conditions

Following the inspection, we will provide you with a complete report along with recommended remedial action should it be required. At BC Tree Service, we provide the trusted quality service you deserve.