In the wake of Auckland’s extreme weather this winter, make sure to keep an eye out for any emergency tree removals needed on your property. You may be worried about a large branch that seems unstable or even the safety of others with a large older (and even dead) tree. A fallen tree can be a serious threat to cars, homes and even the lives of passersby. 

This blog will give you the knowledge to understand tree health and whether an emergency tree removal is necessary. A1 Sure Services is proud to offer a 24-hour emergency tree removal service to give you the confidence that your property is not in danger of damage.  


What Are The Signs That I Need An Emergency Tree Removal? 

If you find a damaged tree near your home or place of business, it’s vital to deal with it as soon and as safely as possible. Branches that have fallen pose severe risks to surrounding property, including people. This is why you need to engage a qualified arborist to ensure your safety and that your home is not compromised.

Some of the signs you should be aware of include: 

  • Tree decay or rotting branches – Unfortunately, trees can become diseased and die, leading to large, heavy and unstable structures that can snap or collapse. 
  • Overextended branches – Branches that hang downwards can accumulate foliage and become a very heavy weight on the tree, leading to an increased chance of snapping. 
  • Cavities and cracks – Gaping holes in trees can jeopardise the structure of the tree and make it more prone to collapse. Cracks can also grow over time to become more severe. 
  • Pests and infestation – Insects and pests can cause extensive damage to the tree. Depending on the progression, the pest should be treated, or the tree removed to avoid infecting surrounding plants.


Can I Do An Emergency Tree Removal Myself? 

We advise against DIY tree removals or tree trimming as several risk factors must be considered. Firstly, a qualified and trained arborist has spent several hours perfecting their craft to ensure tree felling is carried out safely. 

If a tree is old or diseased, it’s widespread for them to be exceedingly significant and heavy. An improper emergency tree removal can lead to severe injury or death. Additionally, your home or business office may also be in trouble if a tree is about to fall. To avoid the stressful situation of a damaged home/office, you should seek the advice of tree professionals. 


How Do I Know If I Need Emergency Tree Removal? 

Emergency tree removal should never be done on a whim; you should only enquire if you believe that your tree is serious health or a safety risk. Preventative maintenance should always be preferred. However, if you are in need of professional tree removal and are located through the entire Auckland region, it’s essential that you immediately get in contact with an arborist that offers 24-hour tree removal services. 

Here are the main reasons to call a qualified arborist for emergency tree removal:


  • Home, garage or car has had a tree or large branch fall onto it
  • A fallen tree is blocking your driveway.
  • If a tree or branch has cracked or hanging dangerously and is likely to fall on your home, garage or car. 
  • You have a dead or hazardous tree that is likely to fall.


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!