After an evening a couple weeks ago where I pitched and then RE-PITCHED after seeing one of the trees swaying a bit too much for my liking, I thought I would open up this thread as a public service. I am definitely not an arborist but I wonder if folks here have reasonable thoughts about what to look for when it comes to dead branches, diseased trunks, weak root systems, species knowledge, etc. that might be good to consider when pitching. I certainly do a bit of a "shake test" but I am sure the folks here could build a pretty good checklist.
Thanks in advance. Be safe out there.