After Cyclone Gabrielle, the team at A1 Sure Services have had several reports of uprooted, broken or damaged trees, and in some cases, they can pose a significant safety hazard to your property and neighbouring properties. If you live in Auckland, you know how severe storms have been, and you need to ensure your land is still safe for people to be near and also prepare for these events in the future. 

In this blog, we’ll discuss emergency large tree removal and how they can help you, especially after the harsh aftermath of Cyclone Gabrielle.

What Is Emergency Tree Removal?

Emergency tree removal is the process of removing a tree that poses an immediate safety risk due to storm damage, disease, or any other reason.

In Auckland recently, storms have been severe, and emergency tree removal may be necessary to protect people and property. Auckland arborists are trained to assess the situation and take action to remove the tree safely.


Why Is Emergency Tree Removal Important?

Storm-damaged trees can pose a significant safety risk, especially when they are near buildings, power lines, or other structures.

If a tree is in danger of falling, it could cause injury or damage to property. You may be in need of large tree removal after a violent storm like Gabrielle – this is the perfect preventative solution to ensure hazards do not arise in the future with more storms. 


What Do Auckland Arborists Do In Emergency Tree Removal?

Our incredible team of Auckland tree professionals are trained to assess the situation and determine the best course of action. We will then evaluate the extent of the damage to the tree and determine if it can be saved or if it needs to be removed.

In some cases, tree trimming may be sufficient enough to alleviate the danger – whereby we remove any broken or damaged branches. If the tree cannot be saved, we will safely remove it at a competitive rate.

Our team of arborists will also take into account any safety concerns when removing the tree. We can ensure that the tree is removed in a way that minimises the risk of injury or damage to property. They will also ensure that the site is left clean and tidy after the removal.


How Do We Determine If An Emergency Tree Removal Is Necessary?

Determining if an emergency tree removal is necessary involves assessing the tree’s condition and the potential risks it poses. Here are some factors to consider:


Leaning or Tilting: If a tree is leaning or tilting, it may be unstable and could fall over, especially during high winds or storms.


Damaged or Broken Branches: If a tree has damaged or broken branches, they could fall off and cause injury or property damage.


Decay or Disease: If a tree is showing signs of decay or disease, it may be weak and more likely to fall over.


Trunk Damage: If the trunk of a tree is damaged or split, it may be at risk of falling.


Proximity to Property: If a tree is too close to buildings, power lines, or other structures, it may pose a hazard if it falls.


If a tree exhibits any of these signs, it may be necessary to have it removed as soon as possible to prevent injury or property damage. It’s best to have a professional arborist assess the situation and make a recommendation.


Why Is Specialist Tree Removal Equipment Required To Remove Trees?

An Auckland arborist will require specialist tree removal equipment for several reasons:

  1. Safety

Tree removal can be dangerous, especially when working with large trees. Specialist equipment helps arborists work safely and efficiently, reducing the risk of injury to themselves and others

2. Efficiency

Specialist tree equipment allows arborists to work more efficiently, saving time and reducing costs for our customers. For example, a chainsaw can be used to cut up large branches quickly, and a wood chipper can be used to dispose of the debris.

3. Precision

Tree removal often requires precise cuts to avoid damaging nearby structures or trees. Specialist equipment, such as rigging gear and cranes, can be used to carefully lower branches and sections of the tree in a controlled manner.

4. Accessibility 

Some trees may be located in difficult-to-reach areas, such as overhanging buildings or near power lines. Specialist equipment, such as aerial lifts and climbing gear, can be used to access these areas and remove the tree safely.

A1 Sure Services

A1 Sure Services, no job is too big or too small. As a family-run business with over 20 years of arborist experience, we provide high-quality and affordable tree care services to residential and commercial clients, Auckland-Wide. We have public liability cover of up to $2,000,000, providing you with total peace of mind. 

Our services include tree removal, tree felling, land clearing, tree trimming, tree pruning, stump grinding, stump removal and emergency tree services. We also offer a free on-site inspection typically within 48 hours of enquiry and highly competitive pricing every single time. 

Contact us today for a free, no-obligation, on-site inspection. Request a quote here.