What to Do After a Storm Damages Your Yard

Tree Removal After a Storm

What happens to trees damaged during a storm? We’ve all seen fallen trees and branches strewn about after strong winds, but what happens to them? Who removed them, and how do they do it? 

If you have storm damaged trees, should you address them yourself, or should you hire a professional? 

Storms can cause significant damage to trees, requiring quick and safe storm damage tree removal. Promptly addressing storm-damaged trees helps prevent further hazards and allows property owners peace of mind and reduced liability.

Assessing Storm Damage

Before you can remove storm-damaged trees, you need to assess the situation. Make a visual inspection of the trees, looking for visible damage like cracks, leaning, broken branches, and split trunks.

During your inspection, next identify any immediate hazards. These might include trees leaning dangerously or even tangled in power lines. An assessment by a professional arborist can help you determine whether a tree can be saved or if it needs to be removed. 

Safety Precautions

We can’t emphasize the importance of taking proper safety precautions when removing storm-damaged trees. First and foremost, beware of DIY tree removal. Attempting a DIY removal can cause severe injuries or property damage resulting from falling branches or unstable trees. 

Instead, contact a professional tree removal service for safe and efficient removal. Professionals are trained to handle dangerous situations, ensuring safety for all involved. 

Tree Removal Process

How do tree services safely remove storm-damaged trees? A certified arborist first will inspect the tree to determine the safest removal method. 

To plan the removal, the arborist will identify the necessary equipment, such as chainsaws, cranes, ropes, and more. 

When it’s time to remove the storm-damaged tree, the professional will strategically cut the tree to control the direction it falls and prevent further damage. They also ensure the tree is lowered safely and disposed of efficiently. 

Cleanup and Restoration

Removing broken branch that was damaged during a storm

Once the tree is removed, it’s time to clean up the area and restore it to its original state – sans tree, of course. 

To restore the property’s appearance and safety, first assess and address any damage to the property, including removing branches, leaves and any leftover materials. At the same time, repair any damage to the property itself. 

Consider replanting a new tree or other landscaping to beautify the ground where the tree was removed. This maintains the property’s aesthetic, while environmentally benefiting the property.

Preventative Measures for Future Storms

To help prevent future storm damage, it’s important to perform regular tree maintenance. Trimming and pruning trees reduces the risk of storm damage, as weak branches are less resilient to storms. 

You also can help prevent future storm damage to your trees through proper soil management. Proper soil care and support for younger trees helps them withstand strong winds, ultimately becoming more storm resistant. 

Remove Storm Damaged Trees Quickly and Safely

The importance of addressing storm-damaged trees cannot be overstated. If left unattended, storm-damaged trees can lead to even more dangerous hazards to properties and people. Hiring a professional to address storm-damaged trees helps ensure safety.

Schmitt Tree Service is your trusted partner for all tree removal needs after a storm. With professional assessment, safe removal, and thorough cleanup, they ensure your property remains secure and visually appealing. Don't wait—reach out to Schmitt Tree Service.

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