Hazardous tree removal should be on your mind regardless of the time of year. However, winter is a particularly crucial season due to the change in weather and temperature. Getting in contact with A1 Sure Services is your sure way to secure your property and the safety of others this winter. 

This blog will outline the importance of removing a hazardous tree from your property during winter. This article will also explore the risks associated with leaving a tree when it should be removed. From the safety of passersby to protecting your property, there is no such thing as taking too many precautions. 

What Is A Hazardous Tree? 

A hazardous tree can be any tree on your property that poses risks due to its health or structure. According to NZQA, the term ‘hazardous tree’ refers to trees at risk of falling due to physical damage, butt or crown rot, malformation, improper growth or disease. 

What Could Happen If I Leave A Hazardous Tree? 

Although it’s tempting to leave a hazardous tree and hope it resolves itself, that likely will not happen. If the tree is on your property, you should call a highly experienced Auckland arborist like A1 Sure Services, and they can give you a free quote and assess the condition and risk of the tree.

If left untreated, hazardous trees have been known to have branches break off or fall entirely. This is an extremely risky event to leave to chance as it may impact the safety of people and your home or office. 

According to the Auckland Council, if the hazardous tree on your property is a protected tree, you will need the following statement from a professional arborist: 

  • An explanation of why the tree needs immediate removal
  • Description of the condition of the tree

Why Should I Remove A Tree Before Winter? 

Removing a tree before winter is preferred for several reasons. Each can decrease the risk of an unfortunate event occurring. Some of the bonuses of removing a tree in winter include: 

  • Increased Visibility of Site

Winter weather tends to be harsher than autumn, so getting these tasks done before the middle of the year will be simpler for an Auckland arborist. In addition, most trees will shed their leaves at the end of autumn or the beginning of winter, and it can also give you a better understanding of the tree’s current decay and disease status. 

  • Decreased Chance of Falling from a Storm

As mentioned, winter is well known for its brutal weather, including storms. Heavy rain can cause the soil to go soft and roots to be exposed, compromising the structural integrity. Also known for less light, winter sets a scary scene for trees to fall over, as some may not even see the tree in the event of a fall. 

Can I Remove The Hazardous Tree Myself? 

We strongly recommend that you contact a professional Auckland tree services company like A1 Sure Services to remove a hazardous tree. Regardless of hazard status, any tree should not be cut down in a DIY fashion. In particular, hazardous trees can be very unpredictable. Therefore, it’s better to use a professional. 

We have over ten years of experience dealing with trees of all kinds. Our arborists are highly trained to use heavy machinery and remove hazardous trees with as little risk as possible. The safety of your family and property is too important to leave this operation to chance and wing it. 

If your tree does fall due to any unforeseen circumstances, however; it’s integral that you contact an arborist in Auckland for an emergency tree removal. 

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!