Dealing with Fallen Trees: A Connecticut Resident’s Guide to Emergency Tree Care

Published On: September 22nd, 20232.9 min read

Connecticut, known for its stunning landscapes and picturesque neighborhoods, is no stranger to unpredictable weather. The Nutmeg State experiences its fair share of natural challenges, from fierce storms to heavy snowfall. A tree falling on your property is a common and potentially hazardous occurrence. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the crucial steps to take if you face this situation.

Prioritize Safety First

Safety should always be your first concern. If a tree has fallen on your property, keep your distance and assess the situation from a safe vantage point. Ensure that everyone in your household, including pets, is accounted for and far away from the affected area.

Contact Professional Tree Services

Connecticut residents are fortunate to have access to professional tree services. These experts are equipped to handle emergencies swiftly and safely. When a tree falls on your property, contact a reputable tree service company in your area. They will dispatch a team of skilled arborists to assess the situation.

Document the Damage

When a tree falls, it is essential to document the scene with photographs before any removal efforts. This includes taking pictures of the fallen tree as well as the surrounding area that has been affected. These visual records will serve as valuable evidence for insurance claims and provide important context for the tree service professionals tasked with removing the fallen tree.

Call your Insurance Company

If a tree has fallen on your property and landed on your house, deck, car, or garage, one of your first calls should be to your insurance company.  They will assist you in the claims process.  It is a great idea to ask them precisely what is covered under your policy, your deductible, and who your adjuster will be.  Get all of this in writing if you can or via email.  It is their job to cover the costs of removing the tree from your damaged property so that repairs can be made in a timely manner.

Assess the Extent of Damage

The severity of the damage will determine the approach for removal. A professional arborist will carefully inspect the fallen tree, assessing its size, position, and potential hazards. They may also evaluate structural damage to buildings, fences, or other landscape features.

Develop a Safe Removal Plan

Based on the assessment, the arborists will devise a strategic plan for tree removal. This may involve cutting the tree into manageable sections, using specialized equipment, or employing a crane for particularly challenging situations.

Address Potential Hazards

If the fallen tree poses immediate dangers, such as downed power lines or blocked access points, the arborists will take steps to mitigate these risks before commencing with the removal.

Clean Up and Restoration

Once the fallen tree is safely removed, the tree service professionals will clean up the debris and, if necessary, provide advice on landscape restoration. They can also assist with stump removal or grinding if required.

Conclusion

Experiencing a fallen tree on your property can be a stressful situation. However, with the assistance of professional tree services, Connecticut residents can navigate this challenge safely and effectively. Remember, prioritizing safety, seeking expert help, and following local regulations are critical. You can restore your property to its former glory by acting promptly and thoughtfully. Do you have questions or need emergency tree services? Arbortech Tree provides 24-hour tree service during the hurricane season and is always ready to help. Give us a call today at 860-777-8902.

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greg v
greg v
2023-10-25
Great team and very professional, they efficiently took down some large older trees that were dying and hanging over my house and in very difficult positions while also requiring them to manage traffic, I will definitely use them again in the future
Peter Kelly
Peter Kelly
2023-10-16
I would give 6 Stars if I could. This is the third time I've used Justin and his crew of Arbortech. He and his crew go above and beyond in the services they provide. They do all, and then some, of what I contracted them to do. His crew is personable, professional, and tidy. They left my place cleaner than when they got here. Can't say enough. Use them. You won't be disappointed.
Tracy Cole
Tracy Cole
2023-10-13
Great job…nice clean up!! Will use them again!!!
Roger Leardi
Roger Leardi
2023-10-12
These guys are professionals. They came when they said they would, they were quick, neat and professional. They did exactly what they quoted. The crew was polite and friendly. I was super pleased with the service and would highly recommend them if you need tree service.
Venus Dickson
Venus Dickson
2023-09-28
Arbor tech and their crew were amazing!!! Not only did I not have to wait a long time to schedule the work, but they also came on time the day of. The crew were friendly, professional and helpful. They went above and beyond what I expected them to do. They even cleaned up afterwards as if they weren’t even there. The price I was quoted was reasonable and they did not charge more than was quoted. The whole experience was fantastic. I will be using them in the future. I highly recommend them! You will not be disappointed.
Pamela Hayden
Pamela Hayden
2023-09-22
Absolutely the very best. They arrived on time. The yard was taken care of and left in perfect shape. They did everything we asked ……we will definitely be using them again. The gentlemen doing the job were pleasant and professional.
Richard Roy
Richard Roy
2023-09-22
All aspects of our experience with Arbortech were beyond expectation (5+ stars at all levels). From the scheduling process and ongoing coordination and discussions with Lindsey to the onsite discussions with Justin, and finally with the crew while the work was being done, we couldn't be happier. They listened, they provided insight to our project while remaining very sensitive to our privacy concerns with the trimming of our pines. In an evolving world where a lot of customer care seems to have vanished, we are grateful we found a company where it seems to be a core component of their values. HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Edward Figiela
Edward Figiela
2023-09-11
That are a great company to work with would recommend them to all!!
Greer Cunningham
Greer Cunningham
2023-09-09
From start to finish our experience with Arbortech was wonderful! Lindsey was extremely responsive and worked with us to set up both the estimate and schedule the work. She even communicated with our neighbor to coordinate the timing as we needed to use their driveway for the job. Justin came promptly to look at our trees, explained our options in a very clear an professional way, and gave us an extremely fair estimate. The guys who came and did the work did a really great job and cleaned up everything afterwards, so we (and our neighbor) were very happy. They were also very friendly and gracious even though they were working during a crazy heat wave- they appreciated the popsicles I gave them! I highly recommend Arbortech Tree Service!