EMERGENCY TREE SERVICE

Our staff is available 24 hours a day to remove storm damaged trees and to clean and remove limbs and debris in a timely manner so you can get back to your regular schedule.

Emergency tree services

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EMERGENCY TREE SERVICE

With over 50 years of combined experience in all phases of tree service, TreeMedics has created an experience unlike any other. Are you in need of emergency tree services? TreeMedics Tree Service is a team of trained professionals with an arsenal of equipment and knowledge to assess and resolve any Portland tree emergency. TreeMedics Tree Service offers emergency tree service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

TreeMedics LLC offers the best emergency tree service in the Portland metro area.

We're looking forward to working with you!

Tree emergencies can take on a variety of forms, so an individual's risk is greater without our experience. By choosing TreeMedics Tree Service, you get a reliable team to take care of your trees. You, your loved ones and your neighbors can rest assured that your trees are under good care. Heavy storms can do serious damage to trees. 

To preserve the safety of people and property, time is crucial when trees fall or begin to break. Our emergency services are frequently needed in situations such as:

Tree emergencies can take on a variety of forms, so an individual's risk is greater without our experience. By choosing TreeMedics Tree Service, you get a reliable team to take care of your trees. You, your loved ones and your neighbors can rest assured that your trees are under good care. Heavy storms can do serious damage to trees. 

Storm damage response

Lightning strikes

In the wise words of Albert Einstein, "prevention is better than cure." Lighting protection systems may be installed to safeguard particularly valuable or vulnerable trees, as well as nearby property. Trees are protected by these systems by slowly dissipating the electrical charge before it becomes dangerous.

A widow-maker is a dead tree or limb, especially one that has broken off and hangs suspended in a tree. It can fall with fatal force in a breeze. Those below cannot react in time. When hiking or camping in the woods, be on the lookout for widow-makers. Try to avoid them if you see them. The widowmakers tend to fall during gusty weather. Avoid the woods when the wind picks up.

Widow makers

Make sure people are not in danger. Moving people as far away from the danger as possible if a tree has already damaged a structure where people are standing.

Our staff is available 24 hours a day to remove storm damaged trees and to clean and remove limbs and debris in a timely manner so you can get back to your regular schedule. 


We have developed the necessary resources to effectively deploy trained emergency tree service responders with the necessary equipment to solve your tree issues over the course of our years of serving the Portland metro area. 
As our number one priority, safety is paramount and when there is a tree emergency, being able to respond and resolve the issue quickly prevents any further damage. 

A tree branch is thrown onto a home, car, or any other valuable property. Dead or weak tree branches could fall. Your property and residence may be damaged in this potentially dangerous situation. 


Trees and other debris might affect power lines. Any emergency tree problem can be assessed and resolved by a professional tree service in Portland, Oregon like TreeMedics Tree Service. Cutting trees into manageable pieces and hauling them away is part of the removal process. 

After a heavy storm, you should always be cautious. You could have seriously damaged your trees even if they are still standing. It is not an immediate emergency, but a badly damaged tree will cause problems in the future. 


Make sure you have a professional inspect your trees for damage caused by severe weather conditions, even if you suspect nothing is wrong. TreeMedics Tree Service is always ready to help eliminate the dangers and inconveniences caused by storm-damaged trees, so being vigilant will help minimize the likelihood of a catastrophe and requiring emergency tree service. 


Getting you back to your life and removing emergency trees is what we do. Call TreeMedics Tree Service in Portland if you need emergency tree service.
 

Whenever a tree falls or begins to fail near a structure, time is of the essence to preserve property, possibly the tree and people's safety.

Emergency Tree Removal

It is not always possible to schedule tree removals ahead of time. Due to this, we offer our emergency tree removal service to Portland residents at any time, any day of the year. Some of the situations that commonly require our emergency services include:

  • Trees that have fallen partially

  • Branches showing signs of failure

  • Trees that have already fallen on a structure

  • Failed trees whose tops are suspended by other trees

  • Lightning strikes

  • Ice or wind storms that have compromised the trees integrity or stability

  • Obstacles such as fallen trees that block paths or driveways

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Ideally, trees should be removed or trimmed before they become a problem, but sometimes trees and the weather don't cooperate as we hope, and that's when our emergency tree removal services come to the rescue.

Identifying At-Risk Trees

What are the signs that a tree is going to be a problem during a windstorm or freezing rain? While trees that are dead are easy to spot, trees that pose a risk may look healthy at first glance. TreeMedics Tree Service has certified arborists who can identify:

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  • Dying

  • Rotting

  • Diseased

  • Being choked out by other plants

  • Failing due to problems in their root systems

  • Have included limbs that can pose a potential hazard

A tree can be saved to some extent if it is caught before it completely dies or falls. You can learn more about our tree trimming services on our tree trimming page.

Hazardous trees should be removed before they become emergencies

It is our hope to be able to assist as many of our neighbors as possible in identifying and removing risky trees before they become hazardous. If you have any doubt about a tree on your property, give us a call so we can inspect it and at very least provide you with increased peace of mind when the next storm rolls through.

What to do if You Have an Emergency Tree Removal Situation?

  1. People should be kept out of harm's way.

  2. In the event of an injury, call 911.

  3. For your insurance company, take pictures of the damage if it is safe to do so. You will want to do this after the tree is gone, as well.

  4. If you have lost service, contact your utility companies.

  5. Call TreeMedics Tree Service. We will assess the situation with you when we arrive and go to work, securing your property.

 

The tree on my neighbor's property threatens my property. What can I do?

We still recommend you try to resolve the matter with your neighbor if their tree is truly a threat. When your neighbor refuses to work with you, there are a few things you can do to force their hand. By submitting an arborist report on the tree, one can draw the attention of the city to the tree. If necessary, they may order its removal. Alternatively, you can report the tree to their homeowners' insurance company or homeowners association, which may force them to have it removed. Things tend to work out better for all involved in the end, when you can come to an agreement with your neighbor.

Our customers often have difficulty understanding why we recommend the removal of a tree. In general, we don't enjoy cutting down healthy trees, but trees are renewable and can be replanted, and in most cases it is better to remove a tree and replant a new one where it will grow and prosper over the long term than to pursue a band-aid solution that further advances an unsustainable situation. Also, delaying an inevitable removal usually results in higher costs. Some exceptions exist, however, such as very old and significant trees that lose a great deal of their significance in their removal and so it is more preferable to monitor and ease them into their final resting place.

 

Here's why DIY tree removal isn't a good idea!

Taking down a tree by yourself is tempting. There have been viral videos of hapless homeowners cutting down trees, only to watch them fall in a direction they didn't intend, most often towards their homes. Often, it is carelessness, but sometimes it is well-meaning people who make expensive mistakes. These mistakes can be embarrassing, but the consequences are not.

You can also avoid legal liability if an accident occurs by deferring to a professional arborist. If you cause damage to a neighbor's property, or worse still, injure someone, you are responsible. 

In addition to the skills unique to tree care professionals, homeowners do not likely have specialized equipment. Buying or renting this equipment for a one-time use makes no sense, even if you have the skills to do the job.

Risks are not always easy to identify, so familiarity and expertise almost always trump well-intentioned do-it-yourself ambition. If you have a tree you need removed from your property, give us a call today. TreeMedics have completed jobs from removing the smallest residential trees to hazardous commercial trees. As a full-service tree removal company, we can remove trees of all sizes and in every situation.

 

Call 503-683-2003 today for a free tree removal estimate.

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