Storm Tree Damage & Emergency Tree Removal in Minneapolis

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When high winds and severe storms threaten damage to your home from fallen trees, you can trust the expert arborists at Bratt Tree Company to safely restore your landscaping with our emergency tree removal services.

Even if a tree is in a difficult-to-access or precarious position, we have the expertise and equipment to help.

If your Twin Cities home or business has been damaged by a severe storm and you need emergency tree removal, call or request service online.

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Assessing Tree Risk & Clean-Up After a Storm

After a strong winter storm or severe thunderstorm, many Minneapolis homeowners begin cleaning up debris like small branches and brush piles themselves. For more significant damage such as large fallen branches or trees near powerlines or structures, it’s important to call certified arborists for assessment and removal.

Sometimes, the true extent of storm damage isn’t immediately visible. Hidden structural weaknesses can make a tree vulnerable to future storms. Our ISA-certified arborists assess tree health and provide professional recommendations to ensure your safety and property protection.

 

Risks of Leaving Damaged Trees After a Storm

  • Property damage: Damaged trees may have weakened branches or compromised root systems, making them more susceptible to falling. If a damaged tree falls, it can cause significant damage to structures such as houses, cars, fences, or other nearby objects.

  • Personal injury: Falling branches or entire trees can pose a serious risk to people on your property. They can cause injuries or even fatalities if they strike people or obstruct walkways and driveways.

  • Pests & diseases: Damaged trees are more susceptible to infestations by pests or diseases. Open wounds or broken branches can provide entry points for insects, fungi, and bacteria, which can further weaken the tree’s health and spread to nearby trees.

  • Spread of damage: If a tree is partially damaged, there’s a chance it may continue to break and fall apart during subsequent storms. Falling branches or limbs can damage neighboring trees, structures, power lines, or utility services.

  • Legal liabilities: Neglecting to address damaged trees promptly may lead to legal liabilities if the tree causes damage or injury to others. Property owners have a responsibility to maintain their trees and ensure they don’t pose an unreasonable risk to others.

Bratt Tree’s ISA-certified arborists specialize in assessing and removing large trees. Protect those you care for by contacting us online to assess your tree after a storm.

When To Call for Professional Emergency Tree Removal Services

Here are several high-risk situations when it’s best to call a certified, licensed professional like Bratt Tree Company to remove a tree:

  • Branches hovering over a structure, vehicle, or high-traffic path
  • Significantly decreased canopy volume
  • Fallen tree parts making the tree structurally unstable
  • Storm damage involving powerlines
  • Large, broken branches hanging from the top of the tree

Why Choose Bratt Tree Company for Emergency Tree Removal?

For over 30 years, Minneapolis homeowners and businesses have relied on Bratt Tree Company for expert emergency tree removal. Our ISA-certified arborists are equipped to assess tree health accurately and recommend any necessary actions.

With our tree damage services, we prioritize your safety and property protection. Trust Bratt Tree Company to restore safety and functionality to your Twin Cities home or business after storm damage.

With our emergency tree removal services, we can restore safety to your Twin Cities home or business as soon as possible.

Contact us online to schedule your service or call us today.

Frequently Asked Questions About Storm Damage Services & Emergency Tree Removal

Why do I need professional tree removal?

Professional tree removal helps ensure the tree is properly and completely removed from your property. Professionals prevent the tree from damaging fencing, your home, and landscaping during removal.

More importantly, professional tree removal companies will remove the tree safely and without risk to life and limb.

Should I try to clean up debris myself?

There’s no problem removing light debris and leaves. However, we strongly recommend hiring a professional to remove any limbs that are heavy, near structures or power lines, or resting atop landscaping that could be damaged during the removal process.

What should I do if my tree falls on the power line?

Trees regularly fall on power lines during storm and tornado season. If your tree falls on the power line, stay out of the yard and call 911, followed by your utility provider to report the issue.

Never attempt to remove the tree from the line as there’s a significant risk of electrocution and fire.

Can you save a damaged tree?

It depends on the type and extent of the damage to your tree. We prefer to save damaged trees rather than cut them down whenever possible.

Our arborists are masters at their craft, and we can apply a wide range of solutions to save damaged trees and protect them from further damage. We’re happy to inspect your tree and determine whether it can be saved through cabling and bracing or other techniques.

How does pruning benefit my trees?

Pruning your trees will help remove dead branches from the equation. These are almost always the first to snap and fall during a storm. They also become breeding grounds for pests that can further damage the tree. For optimal protection against storm damage, it’s best to remove:

  • Dead branches
  • Branches that have grown over your home or fence
  • Branches that are making the tree drastically lean or split

Contact Bratt Tree Company to speak with our certified arborists about your trees and their specific needs.

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Our job is never complete until you are 100% satisfied with our services.

Upfront Pricing

We offer 100% transparent pricing to all our valued customers, so you know what to expect.

Trained Technicians

Our ISA-certified arborists are trained in the most advanced industry tools and techniques.

Commitment to Community

We’ve proudly delivered trusted tree services to the Twin Cities for more than 30 years.

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