Severe weather can happen at any time and trees damaged by wind or lightning pose a threat to the safety of your home and family. If you have a damaged tree and need tree removal in Western Run, or elsewhere in the Baltimore area, Keil Tree Experts can assist you.

Signs a Tree Has Been Struck by Lightning

Tall trees are the most susceptible to lightning strikes. Oak, pine, gum, poplar, and maple trees are most commonly struck by lightning while birch and beech rarely get struck. When these trees surround schools, homes, and businesses, this can be dangerous.

When a tree is struck by lightning the sap boils, steam is released, and cells explode in the wood. This causes the bark to fall off the tree. If only one side of the tree is affected, the wounds may heal themselves. However, if the lightning strikes throughout the entire tree trunk and there is splintered bark and exploded wood on each side, the tree is likely to not recover.

When You Should Remove a Heavily Damaged Tree

Don’t inspect the tree right after it was struck by lightning because there may be a residual electric charge. Scarred bark and broken branches are minor issues, but a professional should inspect the tree to make sure damage hasn’t spread. Trees with damaged layers are more susceptible to disease and pests and they can damage healthy trees around them.

A certified arborist will give you recommendations on what to do with your damaged tree. Sometimes a tree will need water management, pruning, fertilization, and monitoring to become healthy again. Other times the tree damage is irreparable and it calls for emergency tree removal. Keil Tree Experts are knowledgeable and can identify the best course of action.

Keil Tree Experts: Tree Removal in Western Run

The professionals at Keil Tree Experts safely remove trees of all sizes and conditions. If you’re looking for tree removal in Western Run and the surrounding areas, please reach out to us. With over 35 years of experience, we provide top quality commercial and residential services to Baltimore County and the surrounding areas. For emergency tree removal, direct root fertilization, or more, contact us today.