Nichole Hannahs

Importance of Proper Tree Maintenance

by Nichole Hannahs on May 16, 2018 at 10:34 am

A Zanesville homeowner is learning first hand the importance of proper tree maintenance.

The wet and windy weather we’ve been experiencing the last week brought down an 85 foot oak tree in the backyard of a Culbertson Avenue home, striking the home and putting a hole in the garage.

Tree removal expert Robert McGrail said the tree had been dead for several years, but had never been removed.

He said for those with trees it’s important to have them inspected regularly.

“Call a local tree service, make sure they’re bonded, make sure they’re insured, have workers comp and everything because a lot of them say they do and they don’t. Make sure they have all that, have them inspect the tree and make sure they’re arborists,” said McGrail of Arbor Works Tree Service.

You can also observe the tree for signs of distress.

“You’ll see dead limbs in the beginning of spring when the leaves come out they’ll wilt or you’ll see bark come off like the emerald ash borer that did a lot of damage to the ash trees in the area just look for something dead or doesn’t look right,” explained McGrail.

McGrail said most tree services offer free estimates if you believe your trees need managed.