Emergency Tree Service

North Carolina experiences all types of storms – from warm, summer thunderstorms to brutal spring tornadoes. Sometimes these storms can wreak havoc on your trees as lightning and high winds, can push limbs to their breaking point.

If you’ve recently experienced a storm in your area and have fallen trees, damaged or broken tree limbs, and debris left behind, contact someone who can help you clean up the mess quickly and safely. Call Southern Pines Tree Service for prompt, reliable service in Pinehurst, Aberdeen, Whispering Pines, Vass, Pinebluff, Seven Lakes, West End, Carthage and , of course, Southern Pines!

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Emergency Tree Service Safety Concerns

After a storm, you might be tempted to take on the task of cleaning up yourself – especially if the damage seems somewhat minor. But beware, there are many risks associated with damaged trees and broken limbs. From wrenching your back trying to move a large branch to standing in the wrong place when a branch decides to fall, there are many reasons why it’s a good idea to hire a professional for storm cleanup.

Here are just a few of the risks of performing storm damage cleanup yourself:
Injury from heavy lifting
Risk of falling if you have to use a ladder
Damaged limbs falling while underneath
Injury from using chainsaws and other cutting equipment
Downed trees or broken branches near power lines
Creating additional damage due to inexperience
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More Reasons to Hire a Professional for Storm Cleanup

It’s clear that storm damage cleanup is a dangerous job, but there are several other reasons why it makes sense to hire a professional to do it for you. First, they have the right tools for the job. It might not sound like a big deal, but just try moving a big tree limb on your own, or cutting a broken branch using just a handsaw and you’ll see why the right tools make all the difference.

Second, they have the experience and training necessary to prevent further damage. Taking care of trees is no simple task. It requires an in-depth knowledge of how to safely cut down trees and limbs so they fall right where you want them to. There’s also a science to cutting trees. If you cut in the wrong place, you risk causing further, and possibly irreversible damage.

Finally, even a modest amount of storm damage can be a HUGE job to clean up. Don’t spend your next four weekends trying to take care of it all – call in a professional to clean it up quickly so you can get back to life as normal.

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FAQs About Storm Damage Cleanup

How do you fix a storm-damaged tree?

That depends on the extent of the damage. You can prune small branches that have been injured, otherwise, it’s often best to just let the tree heal on its own. Healthy, mature trees are resilient and can usually recover unless the damage is excessive.

Can you get shocked by a tree that’s touching a power line?

Yes! Trees that are in contact with electrical wires can become energized and potentially cause fatal shock. That’s why it's always important to steer clear of power lines - or better yet - hire a professional to trim or remove your trees.

Can a tree survive if it’s been struck by lightning?

It depends on the extent of the lightning strike. If it only hit one side of the tree and didn’t pass through completely, there’s a chance that the tree could recover. However, trees often sustain internal or below-ground damage. When this happens a tree may die without showing outward symptoms.

Is there anything you can do to protect trees from storm damage?

While there’s no guarantee that your trees will come out of a storm unscathed, there are some things you can do to keep them strong and potentially minimize damage. First, give them adequate water and fertilizer. Second, have them pruned regularly to improve their structure, promote growth, and remove weak or dead branches.

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High winds and lightning are just some of the natural elements that can damage trees and leave a mess in your yard. If you need help cleaning up after a storm, give us a call. We provide prompt, reliable service in Southern Pines, Pinehurst, Aberdeen, Whispering Pines, Vass, Pinebluff, Seven Lakes, West End, Carthage, and the surrounding communities.

Southern Pines Tree Service will remove your fallen trees, broken tree limbs, and other debris, and take care of any damaged branches that are at risk of falling. Call today to get your free quote!