HAZARD TREE REDUCTION
HAZARD TREE REDUCTION
With the wild weather that we have experienced in Melbourne, particularly over the last few years, it’s no wonder more people are concerned about the safety of the trees that overhang their properties, not to mention liability as a result of your ‘duty of care’.
While trees provide an abundance of aesthetic, climatic and environmental benefits, they can also represent a significant risk to human life if they are not properly maintained and cared for. Urban tree care is often a balance between retaining trees for the various benefits that they provide and removing trees for the risk that they pose to health and safety, in these situations Hazard Tree Reduction reduces the risk that hazardous trees pose to health and safety and allows the trees, and their benefits, to be retained in the urban environment when they would otherwise need to be removed.
Hazardous trees may have several defects in their structure with the risk of failure impacting on a target, such as a building, road or backyard. Carefully planned reduction of the canopy, along with annual health and safety inspections by our AQF Level 5 Arborists, can identify and remove hazards as they develop to keep your family safe and give you peace of mind while avoiding unnecessary tree removal.
If you think your tree is likely to pose a risk, it probably is. Our staff at Rigoni Tree Solutions are experienced and qualified to address your concerns before they become a reality. Contact us today for an obligation free quotation before it’s too late.
We can reduce the risk down to acceptable levels by implementing canopy reduction pruning and cable bracing, therefore avoiding unnecessary tree removal or worse, tree failures that might impact on property or life. Sometimes a combination of canopy reduction pruning and bracing is recommended to effectively mitigate risk and give you peace of mind.
Canopy Reduction Pruning
By reducing the total weight of the canopy, the pressure from wind, gravity and rain is reduced. This is particularly effective for trees diagnosed with a structural defect such as included bark, weakening from decay or over-extended branches.
Cable Support Bracing
Cable braces are made of a flexible yet strong material to allow natural movement in the canopy while reducing the movement at weak stem or branch unions that have been identified as problematic.
All risk mitigation techniques are tailored to the individual tree so it can remain in the landscape for decades to come.