. What constitutes a hazardous tree?
. A hazardous tree is defined as any defective tree, or tree part, that poses a high risk upon its failure or fracture to cause injury to people or do damage to property. A hazardous tree has one or more defects which decreases its structural integrity and gives it an increased potential for failure.
Defects that are visible or detectable include cracks, decayed wood, weak branch unions, cankers, poor tree architecture, root problems, and dead tree or branches.