Trees located near homes and structures can cause varying degrees of damage if they fall. At Arboxygen, we assess these potential damages as well as various other useful services for owners of tree areas.
During heavy snowstorms and hurricanes, the winds can be particularly violent. All structures exposed to the wind, including trees, can be uprooted. If your trees are close to your house, a shed or your fence, there is a good chance that they will fall on them.
Many causes can cause the trunk of a tree to rot. Parasites that develop there, diseases, or fungi that grow on it can, over the years, weaken its trunk. In the long run, the latter will no longer be able to support the weight of the tree, which will cause it to fall sooner or later. If you haven’t noticed this progressive state of rotting, you may be caught off guard when the tree comes to fall.
Following heavy rains in your area, it is likely that the ground where your tree grows will weaken, creating a landslide or subsidence. This phenomenon will cause the tree to fall as well. Often, trees located on high ground fall victim to landslides.
Now that the damage is done and your tree has fallen, you wonder what to do next. Here are some steps to take.
Discovering the causes of the fall is the first reflex you must have. This will allow you to have a rational explanation that caused the event. Even in the event of strong winds, it is advisable to examine the trunk of the tree to see if it has not suffered the invasion of parasites or fungi. If this is the case, you will need to examine the other trees in the area if they have not also been infected, which could cause further falls.
Then proceed to assess the extent of the damage caused by the fall. If the tree has hit a structure such as your home, garage, fence or garden tool storage shed, you will need to assess the extent of the damage to prepare for possible repair costs. If the tree has reached the domain of your neighbors, the assessment may be more complex.
Finally, you should consider removing the tree as soon as possible in order to begin repairing the damage. Chances are you won’t be able to do this yourself. Calling professionals would be more efficient.
If your tree fell on your property and did not hit any structures outside your yard, you can do the assessment yourself. However, once it has reached another house, fence or any outdoor structure, further evaluation is required.
Indeed, experts are able to precisely define the extent of the damage and will be able to provide an estimate for any repairs. This can be useful if your tree has fallen on nearby infrastructure or electrical wires. The figures obtained may be needed by insurers if necessary.
At Arboxygene, we have experts who can quickly deploy to the scene of the disaster and assess the damage related to the fall of the tree. We establish the cause of the fall with precision and set up an estimate of the cost of repairing the damaged infrastructure.
In addition, we have a team that can completely remove the tree while avoiding spreading the damage on your property. So you can rest assured that the tree will be removed as soon as possible. We also carry out an inspection of the premises to find if other trees are still likely to fall unexpectedly.
We give you various useful tips to prevent this kind of event from happening in your home. If you own a property with many trees around your home, we advise you to contact us without delay in order to anticipate their possible fall.