Storm Damage Clean Up - Tacoma
University Place - Gig Harbor
"A good Pacific Northwest wind storm can damage almost any tree."
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Storm Damage Tree Removal Clean Up
We have lovely trees in the Pacific Northwest, but wind storms in both the winter and summer can cause damage to almost any tree. A tree by itself can easily survive high winds, often there is a domino affect where one tree leans over or crashed into another. Sometimes in our northwest woods, people choose to just let fallen trees return to nature, but at other times something must be done. A fallen tree that blocks roadways and sidewalk must be removed. A wind damaged tree can sometimes be saved with trimming, thinning and/or pruning. The future of the tree, nearby trees and shrubs as well as buildings and structures must be all be considered.
Below is a sixty-five foot tall cedar tree being removed in a residential neighborhood. The tree was right next to a home. With pollen being dropped and spread twice a year it had become a health hazard. John, the logger had a headache from the pollen as he cut the limbs back. Watch the tree fall and explode in a giant cloud of yellow pollen when it hits the road. It was better to take down the tree early (pre-need) instead of waiting for the two trees around it to come down during a storm. With the health benefits it was a "no-brainer" to take out all three trees at the same time.
When trees need to be removed, then the problem of their roots or stumps must be addressed. It's a problem that is easily fixed.
Tree Removal Clean Up
Some trees can be reduced to firewood, some fruit trees might be reduced to wood chips for a friendly neighborhood barbeque. Tree limbs and branches can be run through a chipper producing mulch for gardens and the same can be done for tree stumps. They can be reduced in heighth and then ground down to chips themselves.
"Even the more exposed areas of the coast are lacking in any continuous set of wind records. From unofficial, but reliable, observations it is reasonable to assume that gusts well above 100 mph occur several times each year across the higher ridges of the Coast and Cascades Ranges and at the most exposed coastal points. At the most exposed Coast Range ridges, it is estimated that wind gusts of up to 150 mph and sustained speeds of 110 mph will occur every 5 to 10 years." -- National Weather Service (NWS)
The winds inland from the coast are less severe of course, but still . . . that's where most of the wind damage occurs.
Storm Damage Tree Removal Clean Up Questions
If you would like you can send a photograph of your damaged trees along with a question.
Mobile Paper Shredding and Document Destruction aimed at helping our customers with:
Tree "First Aid" should be applied immediately to save trees and shrubs
Thinning may help save wind damaged trees
Trimming and pruning of wind damaged trees are possibilities to consider
Fallen trees should be removed if they are a hazard
Fallen trees in some instances can be left and returned to nature
Northwest winds can often exceed 100 m.p.h. in severe cases
Gusts of wind can often cause the most tree damage
Some damaged trees can be used for firewood
Some damaged trees can be used for barbeques
Much wind damage can be cleaned up with professional chippers
Some wind damaged trees can be saved . . . some cannot
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