The Top Signs a Tree Needs to be Removed ASAP
There’s nothing more stressful than an unexpected event derailing your plans. No matter what caused your needs for emergency tree removal services, the bottom line is you need it handled and fast.
Damaged, diseased, or hanging trees can pose a safety risk to your family, property, and neighbour’s property, along with nearby power lines.
So to prevent severe damage around your home, call the 24/7 emergency tree removal services if you encounter any of the following problems with trees on your property.
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SIGNS IT’S TIME TO CONSIDER EMERGENCY TREE REMOVAL SERVICES
Weather Disaster Caused Tree or Branches to Damage Your Property
Whether in winter or summer, storms can take a toll on trees in your yard. Strong winds, rain, lightning, and heavy snow and ice are common causes of damage to trees and their branches. And in the worst cases, these fallen trees and branches can damage your car, home, garage, and property.
Here are the most common causes of weather damage to trees that will require emergency tree removal:
- Strong winds from wind storms, rainstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes are the most common causes of tree damage. Wind can uproot a tree from the soil or twist a tree. And if the tree is weak, the trunk can snap, causing the tree to die or fall.
- Heavy rain and flooding can wash away sediment, exposing the tree’s roots, weakening the roots’ anchor, and causing the tree to fall over.
- Heavy snowfall and ice buildup can cause branches to break off. Or, in worse cases, the tree can split or collapse under this heavy weight.
- Lightning strikes can boil water in the tree’s cells, peel off the bark, and burn the wood and roots of a tree. Lightning can also slice off tree branches, split trees in half, and cause trees to explode.
It’s Diseased or Looks Sick
When trees are diseased or sick, they become weak, and branches are more likely to fall off suddenly, posing a safety risk to your family and property.
Diseases from trees also risk spreading to other trees in the neighbourhood, so it’s important to hire the pros to remove diseased trees as soon as possible. Arborists can remove diseased trees properly while minimizing the risk of the disease spreading to nearby trees.
Fungi, viruses, and pests can slowly kill trees from the inside, and eventually, make trees unsalvageable. In these cases, tree removal is the only option.
Common signs of tree disease include:
- Dead branches
- Holes in the bark or leaves
- Wilted, spotted, yellow, or burnt leaves
- Hollow pits
- Dusty white mildew
- Lumpy or spherical growths
- Clusters of new shoots
The Branches or Roots Threaten Your Home’s Structure
If you notice a branch hanging dangerously close to your home’s structure or over your vehicles, consider having it removed before heavy winds knock it down and damage your roof, windows, and other parts of your home.
The same goes for tree roots that grow too close to your home. These roots could lift patio stones, walkways, and driveways, and even burrow into the foundation of your home, causing serious and costly damage.
The Branches or Roots Threaten Your Neighbour’s Home’s Structure
When your tree is hanging over your neighbour’s property or the roots are creeping near their home, the most neighbourly thing you can do is have the tree removed before it damages your neighbour’s home and property.
Hopefully, they would do the same for you if they had a tree threatening to damage your property.
You’re Selling Your Home
Taking care of the landscaping around your home and in your front yard, including damaged, overgrown, or diseased trees, will help boost the curb appeal and property value of your home if you decide to sell.
So hire professionals to trim overgrown trees, remove dead tree branches, and remove diseased or dead trees to improve the look of your property, let more natural light into your home, and help keep nearby trees healthier as well.
Removing dead or damaged trees will also open up space in your yard, so there will be more usable outdoor space, which is a selling point for any home.
The Branches Are Broken
Usually, broken tree branches can be pruned with strategic cutting that won’t harm the health of the tree. But sometimes missing tree branches will kill a tree.
If a tree loses more than half of its branches, it can’t produce enough leaves to feed itself for the next growing season, and it will end up dying.
A tree is also at risk of dying if it loses its longest, tallest branch—known as its leader—since this branch gives a tree its form, strength, and stability.
The Tree Is Leaning
Depending on the tree’s history, a leaning tree may or not be a risk. If it has been leaning for a long time and doesn’t show any signs of falling, then it might be safe. But you should still have a professional arborist take a look to make sure it is secure.
If the tree starts to lean or grow at a sharp angle suddenly, or it’s showing signs of cracks and uprooting, then it could fall over. In this case, it will need emergency removal.
DO YOU NEED EMERGENCY TREE REMOVAL SERVICES? CALL THE PROS FOR 24/7 SERVICES
If your tree has broken, snapped, or fallen, or it is at risk of falling and causing damage, then you need emergency tree removal services.
For emergency tree removal, call the pros any time, 24/7, to have your tree removed safely, properly, and quickly. Removing a tree is dangerous, especially if there are power lines nearby. So don’t attempt to do this work on your own.
Insured professional arborists have all the required safety equipment and expertise to remove a tree without risking damage to your property or causing safety hazards.
So keep these reasons for emergency tree removal in mind and don’t hesitate to call the pros if you’re concerned about the trees on your property. The pros can assess the tree and remove it promptly so you can have peace of mind the next time there’s a storm coming.
We take pride in offering our professional Tree Care services in Ottawa. Feel free to reach out to Green Thumb Tree Specialist for any of the following Tree Services:
- Emergency Tree Services
- Tree Removal Services
- Stump Removal
- Tree Pruning Service
- Snow Removal Russell