During a tree structure evaluation, Corey and Taylor Felton will look for symptoms of decay, weakly attached branches, cracks and splits, poor architecture, saturated soils, root problems and tree failure risk.

If the evaluation indicates a tree represents a high risk of failure, remedial treatments can reduce that risk. Procedures could involve pruning to minimize branch weight and wind resistance or installation of structural supports including cables and braces that help to limit branch movements during storms. When treatments do not adequately reduce the risk of failure, tree removal should be considered to maintain safety on the property.