Emergency Tree Services
Storm Damage, Remedial and Preventative Measures
Adverse weather can cause a range of devastating effects on trees and inflict severe damage and disruption to all types of properties, domestic and commercial. High winds and rain can be particularly damaging to trees over the summer months, with deciduous and coniferous trees being at risk in saturated soil, the stresses the tree can be subjected to can be huge, often resulting with the loss of limbs and occasionally major stem and root failure, leading to fallen or partially uprooted trees.
Weather in winter months can pose a similar threat, with snow and ice contributing to weight stress and exposing over-extended limbs to risk of failure.
Did you know that severe weather can inflict damage and failure upon trees that appear in reasonably good health? Weaknesses and defects can be exposed throughout the structure of the tree, possibly leading to further damage that may leave the tree requiring remedial works. Where severe damage has been sustained, the tree can be left unsalvageable, likely requiring work to stabilise the remaining structure or even in need of complete removal if deemed unsafe.
After any extreme weather event it is important to have a qualified arborist inspect your trees, as though some damage may appear obvious, other hazards may not be noticeable to the untrained eye, which is of course a concern to any property owner. This is where our team of experts can assist in identifying areas of concern and, where appropriate, recommend a strategy to address issues by means of remedial works or to advise on advantageous procedures to benefit the tree and reduce risk of failure.
This is especially useful to high value, mature trees, where modern techniques such as cable bracing improve the ability of a tree to tolerate further instances of severe weather. The same can also be said of more traditional works, with appropriate crown reduction methods and the removal of dead or hung material to alleviate crown weight all being options in limiting further risk of failure and potential damage to property.
At Fircroft Tree Surgery, we provide an emergency response service to ensure you have access to our team of experts when you need them. We aim to resolve or make safe any immediate hazard to persons or property, with any required follow-up work carried out as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Our fully trained and accredited team will strive to ensure your home or business suffers minimal disruption, even in an emergency situation. For further reassurance, all our standard works and emergency response services are covered by insurance of up to £10 million.
Emergency Response Services
We offer a wide range of emergency response services to safely address any urgent tree-related matter, either caused by adverse weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Our experienced team will be on hand to attend and assess your issue and devise the most efficient and effective solution.
Our Emergency Response service will dispatch an experienced crew with access to a wide range of equipment and machinery for all eventualities.
If an incident has arisen and you find you need our urgent assistance, please be reassured that we are here for you. We will organise a prompt emergency response visit to assist you. Please contact our team now. You can contact us via phone, email or by filling out our online contact form. We serve customers in St Albans, Harpenden, Hemel Hempstead and the surrounding areas.