Severe weather and high winds on the East Coast has left homeowners with good reason to inspect trees on their property. Kevin Mullinary, district manager of The Davey Tree Expert Company, says homeowners should first check the roots of trees, which covers an area about 10 feet around the trunk. Mushrooms or cavities at the base of the tree could be a sign that the tree is dying from the inside. In addition, long vertical cracks and dead branches could also signal serious problems for a tree. Hiring an expert to trim heavy canopies can help a tree better withstand strong winds. Finally, if a tree is leaning to one side or a branch is growing in a different direction from the rest of the crown, the tree should be removed. | Read More