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When Is an Emergency Tree Service Necessary?

Updated: Jun 25

You’re just laying down to sleep when the southerly change really starts to build momentum. The foliage around the house begins to dance wildly, limbs swaying like those inflatable air dancers out the front of car dealerships. The sound of leaves and small branches being thrown against the window is unsettling. What’s more unsettling is the thought of one of one of those enormously thick branches coming down on the roof from the towering blue gum that stands in the front yard. You reach for your phone and begin to Google ‘emergency tree services Sydney’, in the hope it’ll help you sleep a little easier.

Whilst many of the tree species found in Sydney are hardy and long lasting, they are, nevertheless, still living creatures and like any living creature they age, deteriorate and can even be injured by external forces, much like a strong hit might break the bones of one of our limbs. Rather than waiting for a stormy and sleepless night to explore your options around emergency tree services Sydney, it is best to familiarise yourself with your options before an emergency occurs.

The following are some potential reasons why you might need to call upon emergency tree services Sydney:

Risks to human wellbeing, property and possessions

It is easy to become desensitised to the risk that a large tree can become to your property and wellbeing when it has been a consistent presence over a long period of time. However, large aging trees that hang over homes, garages, carports or paths, can become a significant risk. With aging trees falling branches can be sudden and unexpected and not necessarily related to a major weather event or other external force. For this reason, emergency tree removal can be deemed in order to protect people and property, as a precautionary measure, rather than simply reacting to an emergency event. If you are concerned or unsure about any trees on your property and the potential risk they pose then speak to an arborist for peace of mind.

Disease impacted trees

Diseased trees can be particularly susceptible to rot and sudden falling. Not only does the diseased tree pose an immediate risk of collapse or falling branches, it also poses a threat to the health of other trees on your property and potentially the foundations of your home. The longer you wait to remove these trees the greater the risk they pose to the surrounding area. Call on an arborist who can safely remove the diseased tree and even stump grinding and treat the area to ensure that the surrounding trees and property are safe moving forward.

The aftermath of a storm

Depending on the severity of a storm, trees may have come down or they may have been subtly damaged and pose a risk moving forward. Either way, it is good to enlist the services of an arborist to undertake a storm clean up as they can identify any areas where an ongoing risk to your tree's health may still be present. A professional arborist will have all of the necessary gear to achieve a thorough clean up after significant storm damage, saving you the risk and challenge of removing any debris.

Proximity to powerlines

Power lines need to maintain a certain distance from trees and foliage. This is because the risk of bushfire and electrocution increases dramatically if power lines make contact with trees. Be sure to monitor tree growth and proximity to powerlines, as prevention is better than cure but be sure to contact emergency services immediately if a tree does come down over a powerline or if an uprooted tree has exposed any wiring or cables.

When it comes to the health of the trees on your property, remain vigilant and contact an arborist to explore the best options for your property so you can sleep soundly through any storm.

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