Did You Know – There’s a Risk of Injuries from Hazardous Trees?
Storm Damage Response + Tree Risk Assessment
There have been numerous severe storms that have hit Arizona over the years. Did you know that on September 4 and 5, 1970, storm Norma caused extreme floods in Arizona and was the worst storm in the state’s history?
Extreme weather refers to natural occurrences that are out of the ordinary. That weather can endanger humans, buildings, vegetation, and livestock.
The summer monsoon in Arizona brings torrential rainfall. The residues of a monsoon such as debris spills, flash flooding, and landslides are dangerous to Arizonians. Nothing is more dangerous than trees falling on a car, house, or people during monsoon season in the valley.
For home and business owners, the devastation caused by downed trees, branches, and rubble may be devastating. But, there is a light at the end of the tunnel!
If you have severe storms in your area, professional storm damage clean-up services are a must. Here’s how they can help you and why you need them.
Avoiding Storm Damage to Your Trees
The monsoon season is a common feature of late summer for those who have spent a lot of time in southwestern Arizona. It usually lasts from around the middle of June to the end of September. Its arrival replaces the dry heat with high humidity and produces some impressive lightning and thunder shows.
Unfortunately, they often leave a trail of severely damaged trees in their path, resulting in property damages. Predict its impending arrival in advance for high safety, and do not wait until the rainy season has already begun to consider the safety of your trees, land, and families.
What to Look for Before Storms Arrive
Constructive tree care is important! Any expense spent on maintaining your trees will be well worth it and better than the expense of a tree falling. That could end up being costly to restore your yard, damage to houses, cars, fencing, or other infrastructure that will be costly to restore.
There is a lot you can do to reduce possible storm damage to your trees significantly.
What exactly is Deadwood? Deadwood consists of fragile branches that quickly break and split. As a result, they are unstable and, during a storm, can inflict irreparable damage and wreak havoc in your yard.
You need to remove these as soon as possible.
Cracked branches show up as a clear sign there will be splitting and branch falling sooner or later. It would be best to cut these down to prevent them from cracking and falling further during a storm.
Tree Structure and Shape
Examine the tree for extreme tipping, long straight flat branches, and crossing branches that brush together. Trees that have V-shaped or more than one trunk need special care. Tree structure that is bad is more difficult for the normal person to spot, so qualified tree specialists should be employed to detect and trim what you don’t see.
Other things to look out for are:
- Tree decay or rot
- Pest infestation
- Rooting problems
- Thick tree canopies
Don’t think that this is a meaningless exercise. By attending to these problems, you can help prevent or even reduce mayhem and destruction.
Arizona Monsoon Season
Monsoon derives from the Arabic word ‘Mausim,’ which translates as “weather.” The word Mausim changed gradually and became monsoon due to torrential rain’s yearly appearance, signaling a significant temperature change.
Arizona experiences wind from California and Nevada during the winter. In summer, the wind direction shifts and comes from the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean, bringing moisture with it.
This wind change sets in motion the nearly three months of rain, dust storms, severe thunderstorms, and, in extreme cases, tornadoes. In Arizona, it is the wind from monsoons that does the most damage to trees.
When the winds are followed by heavy rain, a tree may be much more susceptible since even healthy roots have a poor grip on the soft water clogged soil. In this case, if the tree tips over, the majority of the root structure would be exposed and will have to be professionally removed.
Storm Damage Clean-Up Services
It’s time to clean if storms have struck your area and your trees have been damaged. Most flood damage debris isn’t immediately necessary. However, if significant parts of your tree are obstructing public roads or posing a safety threat, you can get them removed.
In that case, you will need to call a professional storm damage cleaning service. They will call us as soon as possible.
Call your insurance company right away. Your next step is to document any damage to the premises or vehicles. It is a good idea to take as many photographs as you can.
Many insurance providers will request a comprehensive itemized report from the emergency tree service to quote on damages. These damages could include roof storm damage, tree storm damage, clean-up up storm damage. It could also include damage to your home, fences, cars, and other buildings on your property.
A diligent emergency tree removal service that focuses only on storm damage response will ensure that everything is safe for the public and your families before going on to the next storm damage request.
Tree Risk Assessment Services
Healthy trees are valuable landscape assets but damaged or unsafe trees can be expensive hazards. How do you know if your trees are dangerous? You inspect them! Ideally, you should inspect all trees on your property every year.
Risk Assessment is when an Arborist looks for potential weaknesses in a tree based on an unbiased observation method. This begins with a ground inspection though we may need to access the tree with rope and harness to get a clear picture of canopy health. After the inspection, we provide a report outlining our findings and proposed mitigation options along with present and residual risks of each.
What is considered a Hazardous Tree?
A tree is considered hazardous if it has defects that may cause a failure resulting in property damage, personal injury, or worse. In other words, in order for a tree to be considered hazardous, it must have a structural weakness and something to hit (target) if it falls.
Be Safe, Save the Tree, Protect Your Property
Storms come without warning and can be extremely destructive.
Storms can also wreak havoc on your home and land, especially if your trees are involved. Strong winds can disperse dead branches, leaves, and even whole trees over your property.
You may lack the appropriate expertise, equipment, or experience to clean up your yard or safeguard your home after a storm in certain circumstances. Instead, call storm damage clean-up services!
Don’t delay! Contact us today for expert, affordable and friendly service you can count on!