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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I had a 60+ ft Pine in my backyard that was inching its way toward my house so I called Tarzan Tree Service. He gave me a reasonable estimate with the time it would take them to bring it down. They showed up at my house early and did not stop working until everything was down and packed away. Tarzan Tree was professional, kept safety first, and cleaned everything up as if nothing had happened. I would recommend them for any tree service hands down. Great Service!!!

James