Emergency Tree Work
- Trees fallen due to high winds or a big storm.
- Trees that are diseased the could fall at any moment.
- Fallen or falling trees that block important access routes.
- Trees threatening to fall and damage property or hurt people.
- Trees that are starting to grow too close to overhead power cables.
Butlers do lots of work making things look nice and tidy; from tree care to landscaping services. For most of these, there’s not a time limit to be wary of, and we can handle them as they come along. Sometimes, though, things are much more urgent. There are many situations where Emergency Tree Work is required, and on these occasions we have to be quick to the scene so that nobody is hurt and nothing is damaged. What makes tree work an emergency, then? Let’s explore exactly what we mean, and what we do about emergency tree work.
One of the big reasons emergency tree work needs to be done is that a tree has fallen over and caused a disruption. There are a few reasons this might happen. Like people, trees are living things and eventually they die of old age. When this happens, they weaken and eventually fall. They might also be diseased, and this has a similar result. On other occasions, they might fall to big storms that knock them over. It’s important to keep track of trees so that if they’re affected by any of these, we can respond in haste.
If a tree falls over, it may end up blocking important access routes or footpaths. This is one example of a disruption that requires emergency tree work. Butlers have lots of experience in removing fallen trees with speed and efficiency – and have all the right gear to go about it. We remove all the branches and cut the trunk up into smaller pieces to make it more manageable. Chainsaws are the perfect tool for the job – but of course we don’t operate without the correct safety procedure and equipment in place.
In some cases, trees might have loose branches that threaten to fall down and cause some damage or disruption. In these cases, if the problem’s recognised quickly enough we can get in and cut them before they drop. This is another situation where the chainsaw is helpful, but we might also need some specialist equipment to get high enough and reach the branches, like one of our cherry pickers. Both can be dangerous if used irresponsibly, but Butlers always makes sure to do the job right and ensure that loose branches cause no trouble.
Speaking of dangerous, blocking important access routes isn’t the worst thing a falling tree can do. If not looked out for, they might cause some serious damage to property or unsuspecting people. That’s why it’s important to be conscious of partially-felled trees that have the potential to cause these issues. Provided we’re not too late, they can be dealt with in much the same way as loose branches, but if not it can be a more difficult thing to clear up. This is some of the most urgent work that needs to be done, but we hope they stay a rare job.
It’s not just falling trees that can cause issues, however. If trees start growing too high, it can be a problem if they begin threatening to impact power lines. If the tree is already too close, then power companies need to be notified before we start our work. From here, we cut them at the base and makes sure they fall safely to the ground. If possible, it’s best to avoid planting trees near power lines as well as cutting them down if they grow there incidentally.
If you’re in need of emergency tree work, don’t hesitate to give us a call. It’s best to sort it out before it causes even more issues down the line!