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Winter Storm Damage Team in Fife


Your Emergency Call Out Team in Fife For Fallen Trees

Well so far Fife has been lucky with the recent winter storms that passed through during the Christmas Period of 2016, but the year has not ended yet.

What else can come our way? Nobody wants to be at the mercy of a violent storm and seeing the property being damaged, but when the inevitable happens and a tree comes crashing down and nothing could have prevented this, then you need help - and quickly.

The New Year is days away and then we enter into the unpredicatable months of January through to March. Some winters have been mild and we have all gotten away in an around Fife not suffering any major damage from falling trees. So, it is comforting to know that your local arborist based in St Andrews is only a phone call away should you be unfortunate to experience any major tree damage.

You might even want to consider an inspection regardless of their being another storm or not in the coming months. Arborist Jim Petrie has a a sharp eye for seeing trees that might pose a potential problem. This does not mean that with every inspection visit he is out to bring bad news. Jim and his team are a lover of trees, it is in their best interests to save them. But he will be honest with you if his professionalism as an arborist considers a tree to be dangerous if in close proximity of your property.

Recognising If You Have a Tree Hazard?

As a reminder that those of us who own or manage trees are, then you have a level of responsibility for the safety of people and property in the vicinity of your tree or trees. The best approach for those of you who do have trees close to your property and it also been a potential hazard for your neighbour is to learn to analyze the setting that is around you, consider the risks and benefits, and carefully plan for actions that prevent or correct hazards whenever possible to prevent you from experiencing tree damage as much a possible.

To look for hazardous conditions, inspect your tree systematically. You should start by scanning the top, you might need the use of binoculars depending how big your tree is. Review the crown and look downwards along the trunk, then carefully examine the root area. If you are unsure about what signs to watch out for such as the trees history, knowing if it has dead looking branches, how vigorous is the tree, do some branches rub or cross together.

If you are unsure then consider getting a professional visual inspection from Ptree Surgery and Groundworks.


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