Following severe storms, Design Tree’s first priority is responding to existing clients to provide emergency services including removing trees from houses, clearing roads, and driveways, and pruning or removal of trees that could lead to personal injury or additional property damage.
Design Tree’s position as a valley wide company with substantial resources provides us with the unique ability to mobilize crews and equipment from unaffected regions to address the emergency needs of clients in storm damaged areas as quickly as possible. Our highly trained, certified tree experts are able to operate in high risk situations, utilizing large cranes and other equipment that may be necessary to eliminate the immediate problem.
Once emergency services are complete, crews begin the process of clean up and repair on storm-damaged plants. Even if your trees do not exhibit obvious damage, it is important to have them inspected by a certified arborist who may detect symptoms and conditions that could lead to problems later.
Treatment recommendations on storm damaged plants will depend on the type and extent of damage, plant health, species considerations, and potential for a re-occurrence of failure. Where pruning is recommended to restructure the crown (a process known as crown restoration) the plant will often require a series of pruning over a period of years to restore a desirable form and a strong structure.
Trees that are leaning following storms indicate significant root damage. Small plants may be successfully straightened and guyed, but larger trees could be at risk of future failure. These plants require thorough evaluation to determine whether removal or treatment is required.