Emergency Tree Removal
Emergency tree removal is not what most homeowners think about until something terrible has already happened, like a branch snapping and dropping on your car or a tree splitting in half across your yard. You must remove the tree quickly to prevent further damage to your property.
Who Do You Call for Tree Removal?
Never attempt emergency tree removal on your own. If you haven’t been trained in arboriculture, you could end up falling from a great height or straining your back, trying to remove sections of the tree. On top of that, the process is time-consuming, and you won’t have anywhere to take the refuse.
A tree specialist or certified arborist is a professional trained in all the pruning cuts, felling techniques, and safety procedures necessary to securely remove a tree from your property without hurting anyone or damaging the surrounding area. By trusting them, you ensure a swift and safe removal.
Situations That Call for Emergency Tree Removal
A Storm Hit
Even the toughest trees will bow and break in extreme storm conditions. The damage they sustain will depend on the type of storm.
High winds from rainstorms, hurricanes, windstorms, or tornados are the most common cause of tree storm damage. “Windthrow” happens when a tree’s canopy catches too much air, uprooting it from the soil.
Another common tree injury is “crown twist.” An uneven canopy of branches and leaves will cause the tree to twist in the wind, potentially damaging the trunk beyond repair.
A weaker tree may also undergo “stem failure,” or snapping of the trunk. Without this support, a tree will fall or die.
Excess water from downpours and flooding can loosen sediment around the tree. This reveals the root system, especially in species with shallow roots, weakening the tree’s anchor and causing it to topple.
Snow and Ice
Heavy snowfall and ice buildup can overburden a tree’s boughs and cause the branches to break or the tree to split or collapse under the weight. Coniferous evergreens tend to stand up well against these conditions, whereas broadleaf evergreens hold more snow, increasing the risk of damage.