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How to Handle Fallen Trees After a Hurricane

How to Handle Fallen Trees After a Hurricane

If there is one thing that all of southwest Florida is familiar with, it is the damage that hurricanes can cause when they pass over us. Along with destroying buildings and damaging roofs, they can also completely knock trees over, blocking roads, driveways, or crashing into your home.

When a tree falls on your property, there are some steps you should take to ensure it is removed safely and properly. Obviously, the first step is to ensure that you and your family get to safety if the tree fell on any part of your home. There could be some issues with the structure and you should not stay in the building until an expert assesses the condition of the building. Learn what else to do when you have a fallen tree after a hurricane strikes in Cape Coral, Lee County, Fort Myers, and surrounding areas of Florida.


Contact your insurance company to learn about what they may or may not cover.

Sometimes, insurance companies may or may not cover storm damage--it depends on your home or auto policy. You will need to contact the company to see if they will cover the damage that was incurred by the fallen tree. If they determine the tree was already weakened and you should have had it removed already, they might attribute that to negligence and say that you should have had the tree removed on your own. Always call to see what they will cover for you.


Next, call a tree company to safely remove the tree for you.

Tree damage to a home and patio deck near Cape Coral, FL.

If a large tree falls, then it could take...

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How We Safely Remove Large Trees from Small Spaces

How We Safely Remove Large Trees from Small Spaces

Removing large trees is no easy task and is something that should always be left up to a licensed professional. There are many safety risks involved and you run the risk of damaging any nearby buildings as well.

Large tree removal in and of itself is difficult, but when the tree is in a small, tight space, it becomes an even more complicated process. Learn about how our licensed and trained tree surgeons will safely remove large trees from small spaces in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Lee County, and other surrounding cities and communities in southwestern Florida.


Removing Large Trees from Small Spaces with Bucket Trucks & Other Equipment

Removing a dead tree from a Cape Coral, FL property.

When we are contracted to remove a large tree, our crews always take the utmost safety precautions to keep ourselves safe as well as our clients and their property. Working within the confines of a smaller space to remove a large tree can raise the stakes of safety risks even higher. Here are the steps we take to remove large trees:

  • We raise a crew member in a bucket truck and maneuver it to an area where they can reach the first part of the tree to be removed.
  • Once the bucket truck is situated, the tree surgeon will then slowly and methodically cut off small pieces, one at a time. Before they are removed, a rope will be tied around each section so that it can be lowered safely to the ground without hitting any buildings, people, or vehicles. We do this part over and over again until there are no more...
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Identifying Trees That Are a Risk During Hurricane Season

Identifying Trees That Are a Risk During Hurricane Season

From June to November, the state of Florida has to deal with hurricane season, which brings a general feeling of unease and uncertainty to homeowners and business owners throughout the state.

One way to mitigate property damage during this time is to inspect your trees for any signs that they could be vulnerable to storm damage. Here are some signs to look out for in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Lee County, FL.


Trees have been weakened due to tree disease or insect infestation.

Diseased palm tree requiring trimming in Cape Coral, FL.

When tree diseases and insects attack their intended targets, they cause the tree's overall structure to weaken, along with large branches and small limbs. A hurricane-force wind can easily knock these trees over or blow the limbs and branches off, turning them into flying projectiles. If you know that a tree on your property has had any tree diseases or problems with insect infestation, then you need to have a professional tree surgeon come to examine it to assess its weaknesses.


Branches of the tree are growing too close to structures on your property.

When a tree starts to grow too close to homes or buildings, it's already a hazard, but during a hurricane, it can be much worse. A category 3 hurricane can have winds anywhere from 111-130 miles per hour, which can easily knock over a tree and cause it to fall into the building, possibly injuring those inside or causing catastrophic damage to the walls and roof.

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Tree Size Guide: Small vs. Medium vs. Large

Tree Size Guide: Small vs. Medium vs. Large

Not all trees grow at the same rate. Some will reach up to 100 feet in their lifetimes, while others will never grow taller than 20 feet. No matter their height, all trees have the potential to enhance the look of your landscape. However, keep in mind that poorly-maintained trees can pose a safety risk to your property.

Here at Tim's Tree Service, we specialize in caring for your trees regardless of their size or age. We perform tree trimming services to increase your trees' exposure to sunlight, water, air, and nutrients and cut away excess branches. When necessary, we will also perform stump grinding and tree removal services to haul away unwanted stumps and trees from your property in Lee County, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and the surrounding areas.

Here, we'll explore what differentiates the different sizes of trees, which are small, medium, and large. We'll also cover some examples of each kind present in Florida and specific spacing requirements to think about when you have these trees in your landscape.


What Is a Small Tree?

Small trees tend to be 15 feet in height or less. They need to be spaced anywhere from 6 to 15 feet apart to have access to the proper nutrients. Make sure small trees are placed between 8 to 10 feet away from the wall of a one-story building or 6 to 8 feet away from the corner of a one-story building.

Some examples of small trees that can be found in Florida include:

  • Crabapple
  • Yaupon holly
  • Sweet acacia
  • ...
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Why Dead Trees Need to Be Removed

Why Dead Trees Need to Be Removed

Trees are a wonderful and beneficial part of any landscape. They add beauty, provide shade, and increase privacy. While trees offer many benefits to their surroundings, when they are dead they cause a host of problems.

Whether your tree is dying because of diseases or storm damage or has died as a result of age, it’s vitally important to have dead trees removed promptly. Here is why dead trees need to be removed from your property in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Lee County, and the surrounding areas of Florida.


Dead Trees Pose Safety Hazards

Dead and dying trees are very weak and brittle. When a dead or dying tree loses its strength, it’s much more likely to fall over. When a tree falls over, there’s no telling where it will land; whether on your car or house, your neighbor’s house, nearby power lines, or even a person. A toppled tree poses a severe safety hazard as there is no way to know exactly when or where it will topple over. Fallen trees result in costly emergency tree services, repair bills, or emergency room visits due to related injuries. In the event your tree falls and causes damage to someone else’s property or loved one, you are liable for any repairs and medical expenses associated with it.


Pests & Diseases Flourish In & Around Dead or Dying Trees

Dead trees attract pests and diseases that can quickly multiply and spread. Pests like spiders, roaches, and even rats take shelter inside dead trees ...

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Reasons to Remove a Tree from Your Yard

Reasons to Remove a Tree from Your Yard

There are many reasons that trees may need to be removed from your property. They may simply need to be relocated or they could be dead or dying. Trees could be growing too close to power lines, buildings, or sheds. They could also have sustained storm damage.

Trees can fall victim to disease, insect infestation, and more. When these trees begin to die, they start to look unsightly and can also pose safety hazards.

Here are some reasons that trees may need to be removed from residential and commercial properties in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Lee County, and nearby Florida locations.


Dead or Dying Trees Can Create Safety Issues for Family, Friends, or Customers

This dead tree in Cape Coral poses a safety risk.

When a tree is attacked by a disease, it can start to kill off part or all of the tree. This results in a dead or dying tree and the parts of the tree that die are weakened. These dead branches are prone to snap off and fall to the ground below, creating safety issues for those on your property.

A dead branch can easily fall on power lines, damage cars, or even hit someone who could be standing below the tree. Entirely dead trees pose even larger safety issues, particularly if they are located close to a home or business. Dead trees may fall onto the building and injure family, friends, or customers inside the structure.

For these reasons, it is best to be proactive and remove dead or dying trees before they hurt someone or damage a structure on your property.


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