Ponderosa Pine tree care
We have a large Ponderosa Pine tree in front yard of our house on the west side (windward) which
and are concerned whether it is prone to being blown into our house. I had a tree service look at it
and they said it looked healthy and they did not recommend removal or trimming since the root structure
on them is strong. Is this correct, I do not want to cut it down unless necessary.
Thank you, Leon J Pommer, DVM (CSU class of 1973)
Broomfield County Colorado trees and shrubs
Thank you for your question. It sounds like you have already consulted with an arborist, which is a great way to have the tree assessed for safety. Because the question is one of safety, an arborist that specializes and is certified in hazard tree risk assessment should be consulted. There is an official certification process for tree risk assessment through the International Society of Arboriculture. You can find a tree care professional that has this certification through the society's website. The search results will list each arborist's certification(s).
You can also find a consulting arborist with this qualification through the American Society of Consulting Arborists website.