Overhanging pecan tree limbs

Asked August 19, 2013, 11:02 AM EDT

The pecan tree in my backyard is aprox.70-100 ft. tall with a 40 ft limb overhanging my home; circumference is aprox. 10ft. Am concerned as live close to Gulf and it is hurricane season. What to do to protect my home and improve integrity of tree? Is there a reputable tree expert/trimmer to contact to see if the tree is healthy, limbs and branches strong enough and should any be trimmed back. Am concerned about falling limbs on my roof and electrical lines. I also want to make sure it is not diseased - how do I tell?

Galveston County Texas

1 Response

The best opinion on the health and structural soundness of landscape trees would be gained from and ISA-Certified Arborist.
ISA refers to International Society of Arboriculture http://www.isa-arbor.com/certification/

Individuals who are certified by ISA are more than tree trimmers. They have completed appropriate training to recognize diseases and other problems that compromise health and structure. They know best course of action to take in correcting problems near structures.

Due to the tree problems caused by Hurricane Ike, I would suspect that there are ISA-cert. arborists in Galveston County; certainly Houston.
You may get assistance locating an arborist by contacting your Galveston County Texas A&M AgriLIfe Extension office. http://galveston.agrilife.org/