There are a number of reasons why a fallen tree should be removed from a property. Most of these reasons have to do with safety but there are other things to consider as well. Regardless of any specific reason, a fallen tree has to be removed. Read on to find out why your need to remove a fallen tree from your property and avoid larger problems that could arise in the future!

Fallen Trees Cause Can Extensive Damage

Fallen trees can result in thousands of dollars in damage.

When a large tree falls, anything in its path will be caught by it. This could include other nearby trees, buildings, vehicles, or power lines. Because of the sheer size of some trees, it is essentially guaranteed that if a large tree falls on something, it will be damaged, and be costly to fix.

If a tree falls on your home, or vehicle, you won’t be able to get the damage repaired without removing the tree first. If you delay in having the tree removed, the weight of the tree will increase the amount of damage the home or vehicle sustains, making it much more expensive to fix.

In other words, the longer you procrastinate, the more expensive the repairs will become.

Tree fallen on damaged roof needs emergency removal.
Fallen tree on an Ottawa house needs emergency removal.

Fallen Trees Pose an Inherent Risk

No tree stands forever. It is a simple fact of life.

If a tree falls on your property, quick removal is a necessity to maintain a safe environment for your family, pets, guests and neighbours.

A tree that touches a power line can cause shock hazards, power outages and fires. Downed power lines are extremely dangerous, and you should always assume that they are live.

Stay away from the tree & power line – under no circumstances you should try to remove a portion of the tree yourself!

Delaying the removal of a fallen tree poses another risk, namely parts, or all of the tree shifting and falling further, or causing a major collapse of your house. A tree that has fallen on a house won’t sit in the same spot forever. It will either shift and fall off the side of the building, causing more damage to anything in its path, or the weight of the tree will cause the roof and potentially more of the house’s structure to collapse, bringing potential harm to anyone who is inside.

Because of these risks, it is crucial that you trust a certified expert in tree removal to get the job done quickly and safely.

Life Finds a Way – Even in Fallen Trees

Trees can fall for many different reasons.

A common cause for fallen trees in and around Ottawa is weather. Whether it’s a heavy snowfall or ice storm in the wintertime, or a summer storm with high winds or lightning strikes, trees are most certainly exposed to a variety of natural climate phenomena that can cause it to fall. 

Sometimes a tree contracts a disease that causes it to die.

Other times, trees can just get old and fall apart in a natural way.

Yet even if a tree is dead, there will still be life in it. Why?

Animals may take shelter inside it, insects andpests could tunnel into the wood. It is also very likely that moss and fungi will grow on the trunk.

These are all less than desirable things to have on your property and you certainly wouldn’t want any of them to migrate into your home. So don’t delay in getting your tree removed.

Large tree fallen in the back yard of an Ottawa house.
Tree limb fallen in a yard during autumn with snow on the ground in Ottawa.

What to do When a Tree Falls on Your Property

If a tree happens to fall on your property, the first thing you need to do is to leave the affected area as soon as possible, through the safest possible route. Having an evacuation plan will go a long way in making sure your family stays safe in the event of a tree falling on your home. Make sure you practice the plan with your family and when the time comes when you actually need to evacuate your home, focus on nothing but the safety of you and your family.

Afterwards, call emergency services, who come to make sure the house is safe to re-enter.

Then, get hold of your insurance company to determine if the repairs will be covered by your coverage.

Finally, contact us! Tree removal is one of our most popular services, and one we are especially adept at. We know how to deal with fallen trees wherever they may lie. We are the best choice for having the tree removed safely so you don’t have to worry about putting yourself at risk to take care of it.