What Is Considered a Tree Emergency?

Trees are a wonderful part of our landscape. They help enhance property value, provide clean air, and create a healthy environment. However, you’re bound to need emergency tree services on occasion. Here are some of the most common tree emergencies you may come across.

Fallen Branches

It’s common for heavy branches to fall during harsh weather conditions like storms. However, these fallen branches must be removed so you can assess the damage. You’ll need to determine if you need roof services or to file a claim with your insurance company if there is damage to a structure. The first step is getting rid of the branch with emergency tree services.

Leaning Trees

Trees typically usually lean towards the sun when their weight is not distributed evenly. This can be due to the tree having uneven branches or multiple trunks. Leaning trees pose a significant threat as they can fall over during heavy winds, injuring people and causing property damage. Contact emergency tree services can help prevent future accidents.

Power Lines

Trees inching dangerously close to power lines are a fire hazard. A tree company can help by carefully pruning the tree back. According to the USDA Forest Service, only one-fourth of a tree’s living branches should be removed, however, or roughly 10-15% of the tree. Professionals will follow this general rule of thumb to keep trees healthy while keeping you safe.

Diseased Trees

Diseased trees require immediate attention. The disease can spread to other trees rather quickly. Trees with cavities can be a haven for pests soon entering your garden and home. These trees are also weak, making them more likely to fall over. Dead branches are likely to break off the tree during harsh weather conditions. Tree companies can evaluate the situation and help you develop a solution.

Uplifted Roots

If you notice the roots on one side of the tree lifting, it’s a tree emergency. Most people think this is because the root system is growing so large it isn’t contained underground. However, this is often because the tree is slowly leaning to one side. Trees that uproot could also be suffering from root rot. It must be addressed before the tree leans far enough to fall over.

As soon as you notice a tree emergency, you must take action to stay safe. Fill out our estimate form or call JL Tree Service to discuss your emergency today!

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