“Most trees fail due to a pre-existing condition.”Certified Arborist Scott Carlson, who works from our Greenville Branch, was recently interviewed about the dangers civilians may be facing when it comes to inclement weather and tree failures. During the interview, he mentioned that most of the trees you see on a daily basis aren’t healthy and that one fact alone can cause a multitude of future problems. In a forest, trees can live for several hundred years; however, trees in the urban environment naturally have more stress due to things like construction or not getting proper nutrients like they would in a more rural location. While a tree may look healthy on the outside, it might not be on the inside simply due to the stressors trees experience by being in an urban setting. The stress a tree experiences will open it up to insect or disease attacks, weakening it and keeping it from getting the supplements it needs to thrive. A tree in this weakened state is much more likely to fail, particularly when harsh weather pushes it to its limit.