After the recent, once in a thousand year, storm, homeowners and business owners in the Highland Park, University Park, East Dallas and North Dallas communities are calling White Rock Tree Removal Service for Dallas Emergency Tree Service Inspections, with concerns over the consequences of flooding for their trees.
There is legitimate reason to be concerned over the short and long term affects of such an unprecedented volume of rainfall. Flooding results in poor aeration, quickly hindering oxygen respiration from the atmosphere to the surface of the tree. Flood water invades macro-pores that are meant to hold gas. This can damage root systems, as the diffusion rate of oxygen across a water, as opposed to a gas, interface is 7000 times slower. This slow oxygen diffusion can lead to the need for Dallas Emergency Tree Removal, due to a build up of methane, hydrogen, carbon dioxide and nitrogen gas. This toxin buildup causes root system death and failed trees.
In flood waters, metallic and organic coatings in the soil dissolve, causing loss of cohesion of soil aggregates and clay particle dispersion. It's also probable that the anaerobic ecology of the soil has been affected causing loss of nitrogen, magnesium sulfur and iron. All of this leads to inefficient decomposition of matter deposited by flood waters, further hindering the nutrient processes. This deficit ensures a buildup of deadly toxins in your Dallas trees.
Tree toppling is a major concern after flash flood conditions. This can cause the need for Dallas Emergency Tree Service a few hours to a few weeks after the storm. New soil conditions cause the need for Dallas trees to generate new root systems. Due to flood effects to the soil, and increased pest activity in response to a higher volume of decomposing material, trees may lack effectiveness in this process and decline rapidly and die. Toppling of trees in these conditions is likely to cause the need for Dallas Emergency Tree Service with the next wind storm, which is a common occurrence this time of year.
If you're concerned, you should reach out to a Dallas Emergency Tree Service, like White Rock Tree Removal Service to assess the survivability of your trees. Trees should be inspected for conditions that are structurally hazardous and there's an expection for many trees to decline and die suddenly this year. Phosphorus, dolomitic limestone and potassium fertilization can help strengthen your Dallas trees while replenishing magnesium and calcium. Once a year, for three years, is ideal to fortify your trees after flood damage.
Dallas Tree Flood Damage Assessments should also include inspections for increased fungal and insect activity. One tree showing symptoms often indicates a problem in the surrounding trees, as well. Hold off on green wood pruning, and only prune for safety to protect the supply of food to Dallas trees. Diluted but toxic biohazards also wash downstream in urban floodwaters, further degrading the strength of roots and may results in trees beginning to lean. Leaning trees cause hazardous conditions to utilities and structures, as the process of tree toppling may be gradual, taking weeks after the original assault, for a tree to, ultimately, fail.
Call a local Dallas Tree Service that specializes in Dallas Emergency Tree Service like White Rock Tree Removal Service for an informed assessment of the condition of your Dallas trees to ensure the safety of your property and loved ones. A cost free inspection from the ground is standard in the industry but ensure you are talking to a professional who is qualified and experienced in assessing flood damage. Though White Rock Tree Removal Service has a policy of attempting to keep initial inspection costs at $0, more extensive inspections may cost $100 to $500 but are necessary in many cases of suspected flood damage. It's a classic case of an ounce of prevention being worth a pound of cure. Keep in mind, emergency tree service response to failed, century old, trees in the Highland Park, University Park, East Dallas and North Dallas communities incur costs of thousands of dollars to tens of thousands, when factoring property and utility damage.