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If you are like most Fort Worth, TX homeowners, the trees on your property are very important to you. Your trees provide shade, making it possible to sit in the yard comfortably on a sunny day. The trees also provide shelter from the elements to your home and vehicle. Finally, the trees on your property improve your home’s curb appeal. If you have nice, well cared for trees in your yard, your yard can look incredible.
Like all living things, trees don’t live forever. There are times where you will need to call an emergency tree service to remove a tree from your yard.
#1 A Fallen Tree
The most obvious sign that you need to call an emergency tree service to your home is if a tree has fallen. When you notice that the tree has fallen, there are a few things that you should do first.
If someone was injured when the tree fell, you should take them to get medical attention before calling the emergency tree service. You should also make sure that the tree didn’t cause damage to your house, vehicle, or anything on your property. If so, be sure to take photos before calling the emergency tree service because your insurance company may want photos. Finally, make sure that the tree didn’t take down any power lines. If so, call the electric company immediately, and stay far away from the wire.
If everything checks out, you should call an emergency tree service to have the tree cut up and taken away. If you leave the tree there too long, it can kill the grass on your property. Also, pests can make the fallen tree their home and will soon move into yours. It is best not to wait too long to call an emergency tree removal service.
#2 A Weak or Sick Tree
If you have a sick or weak tree on your property, you may need to have a tree removal service take the tree down so you don’t end up needing emergency tree service. If the tree isn’t in bad shape and the tree expert thinks that it can be saved, great. If not, they will need to take down the tree. The longer you allow a sick or weak tree to stand, the greater the risk is of the tree falling on the house, a vehicle, power lines, or someone walking underneath.
There are a few signs that will tell you that your tree is weak or sick. These include:
- Uneven foliage
- Yellowing of the leaves
- Peeling bark
- Dead branches
- Fungus growing on the knotty roots
- Weak or broken roots
- The tree is leaning more to one side.
- Failure to grow leaves
If your tree is showing any of these symptoms, you should call an emergency tree service expert right away. If the tree cannot be saved, it will need to be removed immediately.
#3 Damage After a Storm
After a severe storm in Fort Worth, TX, that brought on high winds and heavy rain, you should take a walk outside and inspect the condition of your trees. If any of your trees sustained serious damage, you would need to call a tree removal service. A damaged tree can fall at any time, putting everyone and everything on your property at risk.
When you call an emergency tree service, the tree expert will determine whether large branches need to be removed or if the entire tree needs to go. Even if there is minor damage, it is best to be on the safe side and call a tree removal service.
#4 The Tree Is Growing Close To the Power Lines
You cannot control the way that the trees on your property grow. If you find that one of your trees is growing dangerously close to the power lines, you should call a tree removal service immediately. If you allow the tree to continue growing, it can take out the power lines, which can knock out your electricity until the electric company can fix the problem. If the wires fall on the house, you will need to deal with a whole new set of problems.
When you call a tree removal service, the tree expert will assess the situation and determine whether they need to remove the risky branches or if the entire tree needs to come down.
#5 The Tree’s Roots Are Causing Plumbing Issues
As the trees on your property mature, the roots can grow into the pipes, causing issues with your plumbing. As soon as you suspect that this is happening, you should call a tree removal service. The only way to save your plumbing system, sewer system, or septic system is to have the tree removed. The tree removal service will remove the tree as carefully as possible to prevent further issues with your plumbing system.
If you suspect that a tree on your property needs to be removed, contact S&P Tree Service. We are a family-owned tree service and are also a member of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). All of our tree experts are fully trained, licensed, bonded, and insured, which should give you peace of mind that we can handle any residential and commercial projects that you may have. Our employees are also required to take regular arboricultural continuing education courses so that they can maintain their level of expertise in the industry.
Our tree experts have the knowledge and experience to determine whether or not a sick or weak tree can be saved. If it can, we will do our best to get the tree healthy again. If the tree cannot be saved, our tree experts will remove it safely without causing any damage to your home.
We offer 24/7 emergency service, which means that we will mobilize a crew if you are in need of emergency tree service.
To schedule an appointment with S&P Tree Service to have your trees maintained or to have a tree removed, give us a call today.