Here are some examples of broken branches. Broken branches can happen for a number of reasons (wind damage, included bark splitting, vandalism, etc.) and are important to remove as they may lead to further bark ripping and tearing, further and more extensive tree damage, or may become a hazard. For branches high in the canopy or with wide diameters, report them to your local representative so they may be properly removed.
Here are some examples of dead branches. Dead branches are branches that have experienced die off and are still attached to the tree. As you can see from these examples, dead branches may be one branch in the canopy to large sections of branches.
Here are some examples of stem girdling. Stem girdling occurs when there is atypical compression to the trees stem. In the first and third example, stem girdling roots have encircled the base of the stem. In the second example we see girdling due to rope or wire.
Here are some examples of leaning trees. Leaning may occur for a number of reasons but is commonly caused by root damage. In some cases, typically in younger trees, attempts can by made to correct leaning by implementing a staking system, as seen in the first example.
Here are some example of storm damage to trees. Storm damage can cause a variety of damaging effects to a tree ranging from small broken branches to complete uprooting.
Here is an example of vandalism. Vandalism can appear in a number of forms and is typically identified by the atypical nature of the damage.
Here are some examples of wilting. Wilting may occur for a number of reasons including stress, lack of water, root damage, or fungus. Wilting can appear in a number of ways, from a few wilted branches to complete canopy wilting and die back, to bark damage.