It is deep into the night when a powerful storm blasts through town. You wake up to a completely darken home because the storm uprooted many of the trees in your yard that fell onto a power line. The resulting power outage pales in comparison to the other damage caused by the fallen trees. One of the neighbor’s cars is pancaked, and several branches have crashed through multiple storm windows. Murphy’s Law is out in full force, as what can go wrong is about to go wrong because a huge sycamore is about to fall over onto the garage.
How should you react to this scenario? The answer is by calling our licensed and bonded team of tree service professionals. While many of our competitors sleep through rough weather, our company commits to respond immediately to emergency phone calls. It does not matter whether you need us at three in the afternoon or three in the morning.
We are there for our clients whenever they need emergency tree service.
Reasons To Call Us For Emergency Tree Service
Even the strongest trees succumb to severe weather events. One look at the damage left behind by the 2020 Midwest derecho is evidence that trees are not invincible. Mother Nature is the common denominator that should get you on the phone to call our tree service company.
High winds from violent thunderstorms are the most common reason why our customers call us for emergency tree services. Although tornadoes pose a deadly threat, straight-line winds exceeding 50 miles per hour typically are the reason why we receive calls for emergency tree service. Strong winds can cause a phenomenon called “crown twist,” which happens when an uneven layer of leaves and branches force a tree to twist in the wind and thus, produce significant damage to the trunk.
Although heavy snow can bring down a tree, ice is the worst winter weather culprit. Ice that collects on limbs and branches can exert enough pressure to cause a tree to either fall over or lose many of its limbs and branches. Ice storms frequently trigger power outages because of trees crashing into utility lines.
A lightning strike boils the water stored in a tree’s cells, which often leads to bark peeling off and flying through the air to strike a stationary object. Lightning can also slice through tree limbs and branches like a knife slices through butter. The worst-case scenario is when a lightning bolt causes a tree to explode, sending large pieces of wood into a home.
Mother Nature’s sneaky weapon works on trees over an extended period. Rain and melting snow loosen the sediment that circles a tree. When enough sediment is lost, a tree can topple into whatever stands in its way.