Over the years, your tree’s actual structural will eventually decline due to natural causes such as disease, decay, pests, or even natural disasters. While most tree removals can wait, there are times where your tree should be removed ASAP due to the safety hazards it potentially poses to people, pets, and property. As one of the reputable and affordable tree removal companies serving Sullivan & Washington County, we want you to be informed of the various circumstances that could arise, so you will know when emergency tree removal is necessary.
Visibly Damaged Roots – The health of the root system of your tree is absolutely vital to its survival. If you notice roots are significantly damaged, or even decaying, we recommend calling an arborist right away to take a closer look. Roots fuel your tree with nutrients to grow, and also serve as its foundation and structural support. If a trees roots are unstable, your tree has the potential to collapse at anytime, causing damage to the surrounding area.
Tilting One Direction – While some trees have a natural lean, you will be able to tell if something simply just does not look right. If you notice the degree of leaning increasing within a matter of months or less, you should contact a professional tree company to take a second look.
Hollow Trunk – If the trunk of a tree has become hollow, it is no surprise that the tree has begun to decay or, at the very least, is less structurally stable. While cabling may help provide added support, your tree will likely need removal.
Damaged Trees – A more obvious reason for emergency tree removal is if the tree is already damage significantly. A bad fire or sudden lightning strike could do the trick. While more mildly damaged trees can survive for many years, we still always suggest having a tree care professional give you a second set of eyes to evaluate the risk.
A Natural Disaster – Natural disasters easily account for the majority of our emergency tree service requests. While severe storms & hurricanes lead the way, our climbers have seen all types of trees and tree branch removal needed both after mother nature hits. Everything from tornadoes, to lightning strikes, to extreme winds and floods all can affect trees. We recommend removing trees or unstable branches prior to a storm to mitigate damage from a storm or hurricane.