Emergency Corvallis Tree Removal
Having a tree removed isn’t something most Corvallis homeowners think about until something bad has happened like a branch falling onto your car or a tree splitting in half due to extreme weather. When things like this happen, it’s imperative you hire a certified arborist to remove the tree quickly to prevent further damage or harm to your loved ones.
Emergency Tree Removal
Never attempt an emergency tree removal on your own. If you haven’t been formally trained in arboriculture, you could end up harming or killing yourself in the process. Furthermore, the task of removing a tree on your own is hard and time-consuming.
A certified arborist is a trained professional in all aspects of arboriculture. This includes pruning, felling, and other safety procedures that are required to securely remove a tree from your property without hurting anyone or damaging the surrounding area. By trusting a professional like Westcoast Tree Care, you will ensure a swift, safe removal.
Emergency Tree Removal Situations
Even the toughest, strongest tree can bow and break due to extreme weather conditions. These include wind, water, snow, ice, and lightning.
High winds from storms are the most common cause of emergency tree removal damage. Windsail happens when the canopy of a tree catches too much air, possibly uprooting it from the soil. Other common wind injuries include the twisting of a tree, damaging its trunk beyond repair. Weaker trees can also fall over unexpectedly due to high winds.
Excessive water from storms can cause flooding that loosens the soil and sediment around trees. This can expose or weaken a trees root system causing it to fail and topple over unexpectedly.
Snow & Ice
Heavy snow and ice can burden the natural weight of a tree, causing its branches to break or collapse altogether. While coniferous evergreens tend to be able to hold the extra weight of these winter conditions, broadleaf evergreens tend to hold more snow thus increasing the risk for damage.
Trees don’t stand much of a chance against lightning. If a tree is struck by lightning, this strike can boil the water within a tree’s cells causing death and failure. Lightning can also cause a tree to break, explode, or burn.
Disease & Decay
Sometimes a tree succumbs to health issues from within. Fungi, disease, and pests can enter open wounds and slowly kill it from the inside. At a certain point, your tree will no longer be structurally sound, making emergency removal the safest, quickest solution.
Signs of disease and decay include:
- Yellow or discolored leaves.
- Dusty, white mildew.
- Holes in bark
Broken branches can often be removed safely and effectively by a certified arborist without harming a tree. However, there are certain situations where broken branches can cause the failure of a tree. For example, if a tree has lost more than half of its branches, it will be unable to produce enough foliage to feed itself during the growing season.
If a tree develops a sudden lean or is growing at a severe angle and showing signs of damage or uprooting, it could fall over unexpectedly at any time. That’s why it’s important to consult with a certified arborist as soon as possible to assess whether your tree’s lean indicates structural damage that warrants an emergency tree removal.
Westcoast Tree Care
If a tree on your property has snapped or fallen, it’s more than likely that you’ll need an emergency tree removal. At Westcoast Tree Care, our team is fully certified and insured to remove dangerous trees safely and efficiently. Contact us by filling out our online form or call us at 1.800.767.8733 for a no-cost, no-obligation quote.