Trust T&T Tree Services With Storm Damage


Storm Damage


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Storm damage, it can happen anytime, to anyone.  When fate decides it’s your turn, and you need help fast, call T&T Tree Services. When an emergency hits, we will be there promptly to help take care of the situation quickly and lessen the possibility of further damage as much as possible.

Trees can be damaged by high winds, snow, ice and/or other severe weather. Some damage will require immediate attention while others may be dealt with at a later time.

Safety is a primary concern when working with trees. Any work that requires a chain saw, or cannot be performed from the ground, should be done by a professional tree-care service or certified arborist. One or both should be consulted when assessing trees for possible removal.

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Some storms may not break the above ground portion of the tree but instead might tip the tree over by breaking some of the roots. Trees leaning uprooted from root breakage usually do not survive for long. If a tree tips in a storm, it often means the tree had damaged or poorly developed roots prior to falling or leaning over. Larger, more mature trees rarely survive attempts to pull them back into place. These generally should be removed and replaced. Smaller and more recently planted trees have a better chance of surviving if the trees are gently pulled back to their vertical positions. Soil needs to be packed firmly around the root system and watered well. Trees should be staked until the roots have become established again.

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Branches hanging over power lines are a major safety hazard from the standpoint of both the person removing the branches, as well as any passers-by. Special training is required to safely prune these branches. Homeowners should not attempt to prune branches near, or lying on, power lines. Contact your local power company or a professional tree-care service trained in electrical line clearance to have these branches removed.

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Decisions made soon after the damage occurs can, and will, determine whether or not a damaged tree survives. Do not prune or remove more than necessary right after an occurrence. Remove any hazards, and clean up roughly broken branches, but save major decisions on pruning and removals for later. While the damage may look severe at first, concentrate more on how to save the tree rather than making a quick decision to cut it down. Damaged trees may still be able to serve the function for which they were planted. Don’t be too hasty to remove a tree if that decision can be delayed until spring or even for a year. The tree may not have been damaged as badly as first believed. On the other hand, a major injury may reduce the useful life of the tree. Severe or large wounds can produce an entry point for decay, fungi or insects.

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If a tree is injured so badly that it must be removed, consider replacing it. Before planting a new tree, make sure the replacement tree is the proper species and size for the site. Contact T&T Tree Services and let our certified arborists help advise you on tree selection and planting.

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