Trees have many benefits for your property, but they also come with risks. Trees that are diseased, damaged or have grown too large pose a danger to your property and can seriously hurt someone.
When a tree is ready to topple over — or already has — it’s time to call for emergency tree services. Here’s what classifies as a tree emergency.
YOUR TREE IS DAMAGED DURING AN EXTREME WEATHER EVENT
The most common cause of emergencies involving trees is storm damage. Several weather factors can turn your trees into lethal weapons.
Strong wind can cause large branches to fall on your house, car or garage. Wind can also uproot entire trees.
Besides the wind, heavy rainfall can wash away soil, exposing and weakening a tree’s root system, causing it to topple over.
The weight of heavy snowfall or ice buildup can cause branches to break off, or the tree can split in extreme cases.
Lightning can slice branches off a tree, split a tree in two or cause a tree to explode.
Get help if a tree has collapsed in a storm and is blocking your entrance or driveway, has taken down power lines or fallen through your roof or windows. Call an emergency tree service immediately.
YOUR TREE IS DYING FROM DISEASE OR PESTS
Tree diseases and pest infestations can cause branches to die, making them susceptible to falling off. A tree with more than 50 per cent damage from disease or pests is a hazard and should be removed as soon as possible. Diseased trees are also at risk of spreading the infection to other trees.
BRANCHES AND ROOTS ARE CLOSE TO YOUR HOUSE
Keep an eye on large trees that are close to your home. Branches that hang over your house, fence, neighbour’s property or garage are at risk of damaging property due to breakage or swinging violently in a storm.
Also, watch for tree roots that are close to your house. Roots are tough and can lift concrete sidewalks and driveways and crack your home’s foundation, leading to costly repairs.
YOUR TREE IS LEANING
Some leaning trees are perfectly safe, while some aren’t. A dangerous leaning tree can keel over and destroy anything close to it. An arborist can tell you if your leaning tree should be braced or removed.
EMERGENCY TREE REMOVAL IN EDMONTON AND SURROUNDING AREAS
At All Season Tree Service, we offer 24/7 emergency tree services for residential and commercial clients in Edmonton and the surrounding cities. We have the knowledge and the equipment to remove trees safely, and afterward, we grind down the stump and fill the hole with dirt. If you have an emergency, call us at 780-464-2436 or fill out our online form, and we’ll respond as quickly as possible.