The Need For Tree Removal After A Storm
What Can You Do As A Property Owner?
With the recent harsh weather striking all parts of the US and Canada these past few years, damaged and fallen trees are an all too common sight. You might be wondering what your responsibility is if a tree comes down on your property. Damaged trees that haven’t fallen but are also on your property warrant attention as they could fall in the future. Find out what you need to do to prevent future damage or injury, and what part you play in regards to emergency tree removal.
Damaged Trees: What You Should Do
- After a storm, inspect the trees on your property for any cracks, large branches that appear as though they may fall, and check for any damage to the roots.
- A tree that already shows substantial decay, rot or dead wood, or hollow areas could be a potential fallen tree in the near future.
- Contract a reputable tree removal company to inspect your landscape before it is too late and you suffer more damage and expense.
Tree Removal After A Tree Has Fallen From Harsh Weather
Sometimes even healthy trees fall. If you are lucky they will not damage any additional property or cause injury. In either event, you should take these steps:
- Some people may attempt to break down the fallen tree themselves, but this poses risks and could cause potential injury. If you don’t possess the proper equipment, it is recommended that you call a tree removal company.
- If the tree still appears quite healthy, you may contact an arborist in Toronto to determine if the tree can be saved.
- Contact your insurance company to see if your coverage will reimburse you for any property damage. Depending upon the type of coverage you have, you may be completely covered if the fallen tree lands on anything such as your car or house.