April showers will be arriving in our area soon, bringing nasty storms, flooding, and high winds. The overgrown, leaning, or damaged trees on your property pose numerous risks to not only you but your property. From falling tree branches to extensive roof damage, some trees can present costly and potentially life-threatening consequences on your property. Whether storm-related or not, it’s a smart idea to familiarize yourself with what constitutes an emergency tree removal. The experienced professionals at Tree Service Pros are explaining when an emergency tree service may need to be performed.
Signs You Need an Emergency Tree Removal
When it comes to the trees that are located on your property, the best thing to do is take a proactive approach. This includes trimming, pruning, and shaping, as well as identifying potentially hazardous situations. It can be hard to determine when to call in a trained arborist, but there are several signs you can look for to warrant an emergency tree removal.
Overgrown trees can cause a host of problems, including visibility issues. Bushy and uneven growth can block sight for drivers and can also prevent traffic lights and signs from being seen. If these trees are too close to traffic lights or are obstructing the view of traffic, tree removal may be required.
Overgrown trees that are too close to powerlines can cause power failure and property damage during windy weather or thunderstorms. It’s important to remember to call in a 24-hour tree service company to trim or remove these trees. Do not attempt to prune these trees yourself because you run the risk of electrical shock or electrocution.
Where and how a tree is growing is extremely important to consider. If you notice any new sign of leaning, whether it’s over a building or pathway, it should be looked at by a professional. This could be a sign of weakened roots. Generally, if a tree is leaning more than 15% from a vertical position, it will require emergency service.
Heavy rains, high winds, and other harsh environmental factors can all cause damage to your trees. In the event of a storm, after it has passed, a quick inspection of your landscaping can help determine if any damage has occurred. Look for uprooted trees, broken branches, and split limbs. Clearing away small, broken branches and cracked limbs that have fallen can be done by the property owner, but if there is extensive damage, it’s a smart idea to call in assistance from a professional.
Sick or Decaying Trees
Just like any living thing, your trees can become sick, too. Insects, fungus, parasites, and decay can all threaten the structural integrity of your trees. Undetected or untreated sickness or disease can spread from tree to tree. Weak, peeling, or brittle branches, discolored leaves, and uneven foliage are the first signs of a sick tree. Keep an eye out for fungus growth and knotty roots, which are further symptoms that your tree needs some professional attention. Boring and sucking insects can also cause harm to your trees. Common symptoms of infestation include holes in the bark, mounds of sawdust at the base, scaly formations, or a sooty mold on leaves. If you suspect a tree has succumbed to an insect infestation, it’s best to call in a professional to remove the tree right away and decrease the chance of it infecting other trees on your property.
At Tree Service Pros, we have been assisting Lebanon, Berks, and surrounding counties with 24-hour tree service solutions. From emergency storm damage removal to tree trimming, regular maintenance, and ground clearing services, we are here to keep your trees healthy and your property looking great. Schedule a complimentary estimate today with our team to ensure your trees are ready for spring!