Common Signs You Need Emergency Tree Service
Certified arborists in Pittsburg, PA share tips to help you protect your home and landscape.
For years now, trees have been valued and protected for environmental reasons. Indeed, trees are an integral part of nature and even to our own survival. Mature trees and landscaping add incredible value to your home and property in several ways. The aesthetic value adds beauty to your surroundings. Trees close to your home allow you to interact with all the critters that use them as habitat. It has even been estimated that mature trees add thousands of dollars to the value of properties, simply because of aesthetics.
Mature trees also save you money in several ways. Shade provided by mature trees can increase the life of parts of your home such as the roof and exterior sheathing by preventing damage from direct sunlight. Mature trees also can lower utility bills by keeping sunlight from warming up your home in the summer.
Since trees represent a huge investment in your home, it makes sense to care for them as an integral part of your property. Investing in the trees around your property will not only add value, but it can also protect you from the potential dangers associated with trees near the property.
Tips For Tree Maintenance
Any season is a good time to have your trees assessed by an arborist. Licensed arborists are better than landscapers at assessing trees because they have specific training to know how to best deal with any issues with your trees. An arborist’s job is to do what is best for the health and longevity of your trees, not simply removing them or hacking them to pieces.
Taking advantage of the services of an arborist is the best way to protect your trees. An arborist will make recommendations about tree trimming and they will know the right methods and seasons to perform the work so that your trees stay healthy. Using an arborist will also help you avoid any safety concerns that could do extensive damage to your property.
What To Do In Case Of Emergencies
Unfortunately, trees can represent a threat to your property. Winter and spring are particularly busy times for tree emergencies. Winters cause damage to trees from ice and snow loads that can cause large branches to crack. Spring storms can break limbs from the force of winds or trees can uproot because of soft soil caused by heavy rains.
As tree limbs crack and trees fall over, they can damage homes, vehicles, and power lines. If you see an emergency caused by a tree, assess the situation. If there is immediate danger from power lines or structural damage to your home, vacate the area and call the utility companies and your insurance company. In both cases, arborist services may be covered by your insurance.
How Do Arborist Help?
Upon an initial visit to your property, an arborist will perform a tree risk assessment. During an assessment, the arborist will look for things such as:
- Dead limbs
- Rotten trunk sections
- Fungus or mushrooms
- Insect damage
- Shape of the trees
- Clearance to structures and power lines
Depending on the findings of the risk assessment, the arborist may recommend tree trimming, corrective tree pruning or if the tree is too damaged or close to a structure, full tree removal. Whatever the recommendations, the arborist can take the corrective action and haul away all green waste, including grinding the stump.
Greater Pitt Tree Service has been proudly serving the Pittsburg, PA area for 27 years. Serving both residential and commercial needs, we can help you with any of your tree care needs. Whether you need a lot cleared, annual tree trimming, or a stump ground, wehave the knowledge and tools to help.