If you are ever faced with a tree emergency, be sure to get your trusted tree service company on the phone right away for advice unique to your specific situation. In the meantime, here are some of the most common types of tree emergencies, and the course of action required for each:
Storm and Lightening Damages
If a severe storm damages your tree, thus causing it to become a hazard, you will need emergency tree removal service. A professional tree service company can properly assess safety and provide necessary strategies to manage the situation. Depending on the extent of damage, the location, and the degree of risk involved, prices for tree removal will vary from case to case.
When major water accumulation from flooding occurs around your trees, you will need to monitor them on a daily basis as the waters gradually dissipate. Look for leaning trunks and lifted roots or soil around the base of the trunks. This is an indication that the tree is losing stability and may fall. In this case, it would need to be stabilized or removed depending on its condition and location.
Motor Vehicle Accident
If a vehicle collides with a tree on your property, you will need to take the proper steps to ensure your protection. Take pictures of the tree and vehicle, record the license plate number of the vehicle, and get the drivers’ insurance and contact information. If the driver is injured and cannot provide their own information, get a police report from a reporting officer. They can help you get the information you need to file a claim.
If you find a tree on your property with severely severed or uplifted roots, it can be a sign that the tree is in jeopardy of falling, making it a serious hazard. In this situation, you would need to contact a tree service company to inspect the tree and make the proper adjustments or recommendations.
Branches Touching Utility Lines
If the branches and leaves of your trees are touching telephone poles or utility lines, call your utility company right away. Be sure to stay far away from the tree until the safety hazard no longer exists.
If a tree falls on your property, you will need to contact a tree service company to have it hauled away. Some companies will cut the tree up into firewood for you at an additional cost. Do not go near a fallen tree if it is close to a power line. If it is on a power line, call the utility company. If it is in the street, contact the city.