Emergency Tree Service
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Serving southern Connecticut, including Fairfield and New Haven Counties
The Right Choice For Quick, Reliable Storm-Response & 24/7 Emergency Tree Removal
If you're looking for a dependable, affordable, and professional tree service company then look no further. Rayzor's Edge Tree Service is Fairfield and New Haven County's top source for emergency tree services.
Why Use Rayzor's Edge for Emergency Tree Removal?
Our certified arborists have the right equipment (including cranes), technical skills and up-to-date tree care knowledge to remove dangerous and storm-damaged trees safely.
Plus, we're a fully licensed, insured and TCIA Accredited tree care company so you can rest easy knowing that you're in good hands.
We'll get everything back to normal for you as quickly as possible!
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EMERGENCY TREE REMOVAL & STORM CLEANUP
Storm-Damaged Tree removal is dangerous!
Don't trust your safety to anyone other than a professional tree removal company with a certified Tree Safety Professional (CTSP) on staff.
With over 35 years of combined experience with tree removal in Connecticut, plus ongoing training and the best equipment available, we have the skills, knowledge and experience to take down even the most dangerous trees quickly and safely.
Storm Damage FAQs
When your trees, property, or home are damaged due to a storm or high winds, it can be quite a shock. While the only question running through your mind might be “how do I get this repaired as quickly as possible?”, eventually you might have other questions. We answer many of those questions below.
Call us for emergency tree service at any time, 24/7.
As soon as possible. Once the adverse weather has passed and you have ensured that everyone is safe, call an arborist to assess the situation. Time is of the essence, as storm-damaged trees are often unstable and can cause additional damage if not dealt with by a professional quickly.
Dangerous situations abound with storm-damaged trees, so please keep a safe distance when surveying the damage.
Sometimes a fallen or broken tree may not seem dangerous, but there are certain things that make the situation more precarious, including:
- Broken branches (some may be hidden from view)
- Branches that have broken off but are wedged in the tree
- Any level of tree decay that can make the tree unstable
- Loose ground or heaving soil around the tree roots
- Slight lean to the tree
- Cracks or breaks in the tree
If you notice any of these signs on your tree after a storm, contact Rayzor’s Edge as soon as possible.
No. Do not attempt to move or remove trees or branches yourself. They can be very unstable and dangerous for anyone nearby. We have the skills, knowledge, and equipment to quickly and safely remove the danger.
Using a crane for storm damage clean-up is often faster and safer than other options. A crane can help us reach otherwise inaccessible areas and remove trees from wherever they have fallen.
We often utilize crane-mounted grapple saws, which are even more time-efficient and safe than regular cranes. They are run remotely and allow us to efficiently dismantle any tree within reach.
While not all damage can be avoided, it can be lessened. Contact Rayzor’s Edge Tree Service to learn about tree inspections that can identify:
- any weak spots in your tree,
- tree decay
- dead limbs,
- or other matters of concern.
We can also help by
- pruning out any dead branches,
- cabling any weak limbs,
- treating for pests or diseases that can weaken trees,
- or any other tree maintenance that may be required.
Learn more in our blog post on how to prevent expensive tree problems.
Wet snow and ice are much heavier than you may think. Both can cause branches to break, sections of a tree to fall, or even an entire tree to come crashing down.
If the snow or ice storm happens late in the season, when trees and shrubs are starting to bud or flower, the cold can kill the buds. It’s unlikely to kill the tree but there probably won’t be many flowers (or fruit) that year.
Stay well away from the tree and call the tree care professionals at Rayzor’s Edge Tree Service for an inspection. Depending on the severity of the damage, you may not need to do anything right away. In other cases, dangerous branches will need to be removed quickly.
Some damage may not be noticeable until the spring, when leaves began to appear and sections of your tree turn out to be broken, damaged, or dead. When that happens, contact us for a professional tree pruning.
What to do with a fallen or severely damaged tree depends on the situation. Here are some general guidelines:
- If the tree or sections of the tree are blocking a roadway, call your local municipal services.
- If the tree is touching or has brought down utility lines, call your utility company. Never go near a tree that is touching power lines!
- If your tree or large branches have fallen on your driveway (so you can’t get out) or on a building, call us for emergency tree removal.
- If sections of a tree have fallen in your yard, or if there are broken branches that don’t appear to be in danger of falling or causing any further damage, schedule a professional tree consultation.
- Do NOT try to cut or remove ice-covered branches yourself, especially with a chainsaw. It’s easy to be injured by a chainsaw slipping on the ice or a branch under load reacting forcefully and unexpectedly when cut.
It depends. It’s best to schedule an inspection with a tree service professional who can assess the damage to your tree. In some cases, the damage may be too extensive and the tree will need to be removed. In other cases, structural pruning, cabling or bracing, or extra care and attention may do the trick.