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Telltale Signs That Your Tree is Causing Damage to Your Property

The same long-standing tree that makes your home look beautiful and inviting can become a hazard to your property with time. 


Overhanging branches and winding tree roots can significantly compromise your home’s structural integrity and encroach on neighbouring property. Certain tree roots – such as poplar roots, for example – grow more aggressively than others and can interfere with sidewalks, roads, septic tanks and weeping tiles, among other structures, resulting in costly repairs.

Have you noticed your patio stones lifting? Are there new cracks in your home’s foundation? All Season Tree Service – Edmonton’s trusted team of arborists since 1992 – can help you get to the root of the problem! In this blog post, we discuss common signs that your big, beautiful tree is causing damage to your property. 


The Telltale Signs
Trees have a significant impact on the health of the environment and the beauty of our neighbourhoods. However, sometimes nature’s splendours grow out of control and damage surrounding trees, landscapes and buildings. For example, if you have a giant oak or century-old willow, you might want to keep an eye out for these telltale signs of tree-related property damage: 

  • Shifted patio stones 
  • Bowed fences 
  • Roof damage (dislodged eaves, missing shingles, etc.) 
  • Foundation cracks 
  • Drain damage or blockage 
  • Uneven pavement

Proper seasonal tree maintenance, such as pruning, trimming, bracing, etc., is essential to preserve the condition of your property and its value. All Season Tree Service in Edmonton has the expertise to help with all of your regular tree maintenance needs! Our certified arborists are equipped, trained and insured to expertly trim your trees to stop them from growing rampant.



Be Aware: Legal Implications

What happens when your tree’s roots or branches extend past the property line and cause damage to neighbouring homes? Well, your neighbour has the legal right to sue you for compensation. And if his or her lawyer can prove that your negligence in maintaining the tree caused the damage in the first place, you’ll be expected to cough up quite a bit of money to pay for all necessary repairs.

If your tree is growing precariously close to your home or your neighbour’s, or if it’s causing its fair share of damage to your property, call in Edmonton’s trusted arborists for a professional assessment! Trees are too valuable to remove without just cause. We’ll properly assess the condition of your property to determine the right course of action. If tree removal is necessary, rest assured that we can get the job done as quickly and efficiently as possible, no matter the size of the job.

For expert tree trimming or tree removal services in Edmonton, St. Albert, Sherwood Park or surrounding Alberta regions, you know who to trust. Request your free estimate today!
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