To tell if your tree is healthy or not, use the “scratch test.” First, break a branch off the tree and snap it in half; if the branch snaps readily with a hearty “crack” without arching, it’s likely dead. If your tree has many dead branches, chances are that the tree is dying. Find a large branch and scratch back the first layer of brown bark with your fingernail. If the tree is alive, the layer below the branch’s bark should be a vibrant green color. If it’s dry or brown, the tree is dead.

If the scratch test leads you to believe that your tree is dead or on its last legs, you should call a qualifiedtree service company in Virginia Beach, VA to remove the tree as soon as possible. Dead trees host a ton of property liability hazards; they may fall with little notice after their roots have weakened, they may host pests and parasites, and they may even infect other trees if an infection kills them.

Tree service companies like Tarzan Tree Service will help you determine and execute the safest course of action for dead trees on your property. Give our team a call today at 757-204-1390 or pay us a visit online at https://www.tarzantreevb.com/ to learn more about tree health or to schedule an appointment for service.

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My Name is Carrie and I live in Virginia Beach. I hired Tarzan Tree Service after hearing about them through a friend. I had always gone with another Tree Service so I was a little hesitant to try someone new. I scheduled an estimate and within 24 hours one of the owners was there. He presented himself in a professional manner and gave me a very competitive price. I was a little concerned about their legitimacy due to the low price so I checked out their website and found printable copies of their license and insurance on the site with phone numbers to verify it all. When they showed up to do the job the entire crew was clean-cut and courteous.  They gave my son a ride on the equipment before starting the job. These men removed 8 huge trees over my house and back yard within one day and left the yard cleaner than they found it. There is not a better tree company out there...

Thank you Tarzan Tree, these guys rock!!!

Carrie in Virginia Beach