3 Considerations During an Emergency Tree Removal

If possible, it is always best to proactively remove trees that could be a hazard during a storm. Unhealthy trees are the ones that most likely could come crashing down when foul weather hits. However, even healthy trees can fall, and when they do, you need will need to safely remove the tree as quickly as possible. When you need emergency tree removal, consider these three factors.

  1. Health or condition of the tree. How the tree can be safely removed can depend on the condition of the tree. If the wood is dead or rotten, there is a higher chance portions could break or fall during removal.
  2. Surrounding structures. What structures could be impacted by the removal of a tree? If the tree landed on a structure or right next to one, careful planning will be needed to ensure no further damage is done. Even landscaping should be taken into consideration – you do not want to ruin a retaining wall while trying to remove a fallen tree.
  3. Obstacles or accessibility. Is there room for large equipment to remove the tree or will it need to be taken away in small pieces? How the tree is removed can depend on where it is located on the property.

An experienced tree removal service will take all these factors into consideration before they start. This ensures that the job goes smoothly without any problems during the process. Trying to save money by doing it yourself? You may want to rethink this idea and call in a professional. Unforeseen problems can cause delays and additional damage if the job is not done right from beginning to end.

Posted on behalf of:
Absolute Arbor Care
Athens, GA 30606
(706) 340-1539

Emergency Tree Removal

Emergencies do not always happen between nine and five on weekdays.  This applies to emergencies involving trees or large tree limbs, which can cause both bodily injury and extensive property damage.  Often storm related, tree emergency service falls into two categories.  The first is to remove the tree or large limb before it falls onto the house, while the second category involves removal of the tree or limb after it has fallen on the house, so that repairs can be started.  

The first step in the emergency tree removal process is for a representative of the service provider to survey the situation on site and to make recommendations to the property owner.  As a part of the site survey the tree service representative will access the safety of the conditions and the severity of the situation.  This will determine if the tree or branch can be safely removed immediately.  While the damage done to the home by the fallen tree is very important, the safety of the workers doing the actual tree removal is critical as well. 

Once the scope of services is agreed to and it is safe to work, the tree service company will remove the tree or tree branch.  If necessary, specialized equipment, including a crane, will be brought in as necessary to assist in the removal of the tree or branch, which will minimize potential for additional damage. 

Often the best way to prevent tree emergencies is to stay on top of preventative tree maintenance, including pruning and deadwood removal, while also watching for the signs of tree disease and insect infestation.

Posted on behalf of Find Local Tree Service