Most of us know the difference between an emergency and an issue that can wait for a scheduled appointment. While we might understand the difference between a doctor visit and an emergency room visit for our health, when it comes to our trees, the lines blur and are far less clear. If you have a tree or trees on your property, knowing when to call an arborist for an emergency tree service is crucial. Here at TarHeel Residential Tree Service, LLC, we want to make sure you never mistake a need for emergency tree service as something that can wait and end up with potential property damage because of it. Here are just a few times when emergency tree service is necessary:
1. When a tree has fallen. If a tree has been brought down or snapped in half by a storm or other disaster, it needs to be cleaned up quickly to avoid any further damage to nearby property or people.
2. When you see abnormal tree leaning. While some trees might have a slight lean to their growth pattern, anything over a 15-degree lean — especially if that lean is recent or worse — should be taken care of immediately. A leaning tree is a dangerous tree!
3. When you notice large, dead branches. Large, dead branches are a sure sign of trouble ahead when it comes to your trees. If you spot a branch that is dead or dying, get it taken care of immediately in order to prevent it from falling or being blown off, possibly right into your property or the neighbor’s.
4. If there is a change in the roots or trunk. A strong, healthy tree can weather many storms, but even a healthy-looking tree might be hollow or dying inside if you aren’t looking close enough. Signs of rot or fungus near the roots (including mushroom growth) or recently exposed roots are indicative of a problem.
If you have an issue that isn’t listed above, but are worried it still might need emergency tree service attention, be sure to contact us today!