Ottawa Emergency Tree Removal

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Emergency Tree Services

Tree emergencies can happen quickly, and be quite devastating. While trees most often stand tall and silent, they are storing large amounts of energy. When a tree falls, it can cause a massive amount of damage to the structures, vehicles, and people around it. If and when you encounter a tree emergency, you want to make sure that you contact a certified arborist right away. Emergency tree removal can be extremely dangerous if performed by untrained individuals, which is why professional assistance with emergency removal is absolutely required. Doing so will keep the people and property safe near the tree. Contact Croft Tree Experts if you have a tree on your property which:

  • Has fallen over
  • Has significant structural damage
  • Runs the risk of falling onto your home or a road

Tree emergencies are very serious and should be dealt with in a timely manner. If you find yourself faced with a tree emergency, contact us today. We are Ottawa’s leading emergency arborists.

Emergency Tree Experts On Standby 24/7

When disaster strikes, the first thing you want to do is make sure everyone is safe and sound. Then you want to make sure that you have the right experts in your corner to help. Croft Tree Experts are certified and insured, meaning we have the knowledge and coverage needed to take on any tree emergency which might present itself. We have worked in the Ottawa area for years, and know the kinds of tree emergencies which can occur in our region. When it comes to tree emergencies in Ottawa, we have seen it all, including:

  • Trees crashed through homes
  • Damaged swimming pools
  • Falling trees blocking roads
  • Destroyed sections of fencing
  • Cars wrecked by a fallen tree

Typically the damage caused to your home, fence, or garage is covered by your home insurance policy. That means our services are often fully covered if you have storm damage or emergency coverage. That is unless your tree was noticeably diseased, damaged, or dead before falling. Even if you are not covered, our expert arborists will work with you to resolve any tree emergencies that come up. Contact Croft Tree Experts today for more information about our emergency tree services.

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Why Choose Croft Tree Experts?

With a trained and experienced team, the proper equipment for the job, and knowledge of the area, Croft Tree Experts are the certified arborists you should call when you have a tree emergency. With our years of experience, we are able to quickly mobilize our crews and equipment and properly assess the situation to recommend that best course of action in a timely manner – in emergencies, timing is of the essence. Other reasons that you should call on the Croft Tree Experts for your emergency tree removal needs include:

  • 65 Years Of Industry Experience
  • Employees Covered By WSIB
  • A Team Of Certified Arborists & Forest Technicians
  • Cutting Edge Arborist Instruments & Equipment
  • Training & Manpower For All Tree Removal Jobs
  • We Also Provide A Free Quote!

When the safety of your home and family is on the line, it’s in your best interest to call on the professionals that you can rely on. Contact Croft Tree Experts for quick and reliable emergency tree services in Ottawa!


If a neighbor's tree falls on my property who is responsible for removal?

While this question seems simple, the real answer is a bit more nuanced. If a neighbor's tree is showing signs of damage, rot, or other factors which might increase its odds of falling, they are responsible for removing the tree and potentially damage which was caused to your property. If the tree had shown no signs of damage and came down because of a particularly bad storm and caused damage to your property, your homeowners insurance will provide coverage according to your policy limits. If a neighbor's healthy tree falls into your yard and doesn't cause any damage, we hate to say it but you will be on the hook for cleaning and removing the tree.

How do I know if I have a dangerous tree?

If you have a dangerous tree, you want to make sure you get it removed before anything bad happens. The most common signs of a dangerous tree are dead or detached branches, rotten wood along the trunk and cracks or splits in the trunk. Dangerous trees also often have bark abnormalities with deep cracks or holes. If you suspect your tree is dangerous and needs to be removed, contact us today, we can help.

Do I need a permit to remove a dangerous tree?

If the tree on your property poses an immediate risk to the property surrounding it or people nearby, no distinctive tree permit is required to remove it. To be safe and avoid fines, it is a good idea to have a certified arborist assess the situation and determine the safest and best way of proceeding.

How can you tell whether a tree is safe after a storm?

After a storm it’s important to do a thorough assessment to check if any of your trees have become significantly damaged or might pose a potential danger in the near future. Make sure to look for broken or split limbs and cracks in the trunk. Without training or knowing what to look for, we recommend getting a professional arborist to provide you with a proper evaluation. Contact us today for a free consultation!

Is emergency tree removal covered by insurance?

Many home insurance policies cover storm damage or emergency coverage, but not always. It’s important to know exactly what is covered by your insurance. Our team of expert arborists are able to evaluate whether you tree is damaged, diseased, or dead to provide you with better information regarding your coverage. We will work with you to resolve any tree emergency that comes up and can also help you with understanding your insurance and coverages!

Additional Ottawa Tree Care Services

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