If you’re ever confronted with a situation where a tree is putting people or property in danger, it’s important to know what you need to do to avoid a disaster. Here we take a look at what situations would necessitate an urgent call to your local Brisbane Arborist for emergency tree service to avoid possible injury and damage.
1. A tree has fallen over onto a house, car or other property
This one is pretty obvious – if a tree has fallen over and crashed onto your roof, car, shed or fence, you need to call an Arborist immediately. Don’t attempt to remove anything yourself as you could actually make the situation worse and get injured in the process. If the tree has fallen onto your house and you have any asbestos present, you may need to have the asbestos removed before the Arborist can safely remove the tree.
2. A tree is across a road or there are large branches on the road
If you come across a fallen tree or large branches on a road it can be hazardous and cause big problems. When working on roads, it is a requirement to hold a traffic control licence and know the law, so never attempt to remove a tree yourself. Contact a local Arborist who can quickly and safely remove the tree or debris.
3. A tree is close to a powerline
If you notice that a tree is close to a powerline, don’t delay. Trees can fall over in severe storms or strong winds and take-out power lines, quickly putting lives at risk. Call in an Arborist who can assess the situation, determine the best course of action and safely remove the tree. Never attempt any kind of tree work yourself in this situation. This is extremely dangerous work and should only be carried out by a professional Arborist.
If a tree has fallen over and has taken out a power line you would need to call Energex first. A live power line is incredibly dangerous and a tree is a conductor of electricity so stay away.
4. A tree is blocking access to your home/driveway/shed/other property
If a tree has come down and is blocking access to any part of your property – you’ll need to hire an Arborist to safely remove the tree.
5. A tree is suddenly leaning and is close to a house or other property
If a tree has suddenly moved and is leaning over close to a house or other property, call an Arborist straight away. The tree could imminently fall over and cause untold damage so don’t delay. This could be as a result of strong winds, a lightning strike or sickness.
If you find yourself in one of these situations, the message is very clear – do not attempt to remove the tree yourself, and don’t delay. Not doing so puts you and your family’s lives at risk, not to mention potential untold damage. If you are at all unsure, there’s no harm in making the call and having your tree assessed. Arborists are the professionals at all things trees and have the required skill and knowledge to safely and effectively remove a tree in dangerous situations. They also have the right tools and equipment to carry out the job.
Call The Professionals
Don’t become a statistic. If you need emergency tree services, look no further than Aussie Tree Solutions, who are available 24/7 to take care of any situation. Fully insured, qualified and experienced, we have been looking after South East Queensland trees for over 35 years. Call us now on (07) 3351 1722 or send us an email for a free quote.