Dead oak tree

Asked June 5, 2018, 3:47 PM EDT

My oak tree died 2 years ago from cutting branches at the wrong time of year. I have tire swings on it for the grandkids and would like to know how strong these branches still are to be safe! Thank you!!

Michigan dead tree

1 Response

Hello, I would remove the swings. A dead tree will dry, become more brittle, and is open to decay. The longer a tree is dead before a professional removes it, the more dangerous a job it is, for these same reasons. Don’t let children play on or under it. Consult a professional tree service to have the tree removed. Be sure they are insured. You can search here by zip code— www.treesaregood.org Thanks for using our service.