In the event of a storm, trees that have been properly planted and cared for are much more likely to survive. The planting location is just as crucial as the plant itself. It's important to take into account aspects such as the soil type, the amount of water and sunshine that is accessible, as well as the wind exposure. Plants perform better and last longer when their demands are met by the environment in which they are housed. As seasoned arborists, we believe it is critical to share our expertise in order to reduce the likelihood of catastrophic storm damage and the subsequent cleanup.
Storm Damage Inspections
In the aftermath of a storm, trees might appear as though they have no future. Broken or damaged limbs are possible; the bark might be pulled or gouged, and the leaves can be shredded or peeled. However, a tree's wounds may seem to be deadly at first sight, but this is not always the case. Damaged trees may quickly be repaired because of their remarkable regenerative powers. All storm damage inspections are done in tandem with you, whether it's from rain, hail, ice, or snow. We meet with you in person to go through the results of the assessment or inspection and provide suggestions. According to our assessment policy, we are open and honest. As long as the damage is caused by a storm and covered by your insurance coverage, you can be certain that we will be there for you every step of the way.
Storm Damage Branche Removal
Pruning shears or a pole pruner can be used to remove branches less than 3-inches in diameter. Using shears or pruners that are correctly aligned will provide a clean cut that won't damage the bark and will save us time cleaning up. Whenever we use a power saw, we are sure to incorporate a safety rope and harness. The 3-cut approach is the most effective and least harmful way to remove huge branches from a tree without inflicting additional damage. Before the saw blade becomes stuck, we make a shallow cut in the branch, and then safely remove it. When making the second cut, typically called the overcut, we cut about 2 to 3 inches beyond the first cut. Cuts are performed to eliminate any leftover stubs.
Salvaging your Uprooted Storm Damaged Tree
Severe storms may cause trees to fall. Large trees can't be salvaged; thus, they have to be cut down. Guy wires or cables will be used to straighten and support certain smaller trees. In most cases, a power lift or other piece of equipment is required to raise the tree. Removing dirt from under the root mass will help to lower the tree's root zone below the current soil grade level before it is lifted upright. If we need to add dirt to the tree after it is erect, we do so. To eliminate air pockets from the soil, we provide a professional watering regime. Two or three guy lines are attached to the tree's trunk at a height of about two-thirds of its height, and the tree is held in place by two or three anchors that are positioned about 12 to 15 feet from its base.
Storm Damage Insurance Assistance
All of the major insurance carriers have a working connection with Marty's Tree Removal & Pruning. We're pleased to act as a go-between for you and the other party in any talks, and we'll do all we can to represent your company's or personal interests. An insurance adjuster will also be sent, and our experts will meet them at the scene. We check through everything one more time to verify and ensure nothing was overlooked during the first inspection. You can trust us to always keep your best interest at heart.