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I really like how shady our yard is, but I'm not so excited about cleaning up everything that drops off the trees. I can't pick the fruit from the very top of the trees, so it rots and falls to the ground, and then it attracts mice and birds unless I clean it up straight away. I'm getting the trees all lopped back so I can get a break from all the cleaning up all this fallen fruit. This blog is all about how to get your backyard fruit trees lopped so that you don't have to clean up as much fallen fruit.


Lopping back the trees

The Three Immediate Steps To Take if Your Home is Damaged By a Falling Tree This Storm Season

Kenneth Kim

Storm season fast approaches and many unexpected disasters can occur during a storm. One of the most common causes of storm damage to homes is falling trees. This can be a frightening event for you and your family, and you may feel bewildered and panicked if it does happen. Here are three important steps to take if a tree falls on your house during a storm.

Step #1

Once you have ensured that you and your family members are safe, one of your first steps to take is to speak to your insurance company to lodge a claim. Once your claim has been approved, your insurance company will assign an approved tree service contractor to your home. Try to get some pictures and videos of the damage, but only if it is safe to do so.

Next, you will need to contact the approved tree services contractor so that they can come to your home to assess the damage and safely remove the tree. It is advised to utilise a tree service contractor, as your insurance company generally covers the costs of the removal. Attempting to remove it yourself may cause further damage to your home, injury to yourself or your family, and may result in the insurance company refusing to pay for damage repair.

Step #2

Your next step will be to contact your insurance company's approved builder to assess the damage to your home. Depending on the level of damage, it can take a few days or even several weeks to repair, so that it is safe for you to move back in.

If you do have to leave your home for any length of time, please remember to lock all windows and doors and secure anything that is of value to you. The last thing you need on top of everything else is a home which has been broken into whilst you are away.

Step #3

Your last step is to ensure that you can prevent any future tree damage. Please bear in mind that after a storm, other trees and branches can become quite loose and can cause further damage to your property as well as neighbouring properties. Your tree service contractor can remove any loose branches and dead trees and prune the larger branches of trees overhanging your home.

A fallen tree is not to be taken lightly, nor is the damage to your home. Even if the damage seems minor and the tree looks easy to remove, only trained tree removal and building professionals have the knowledge and experience to accurately assess and repair the damage. This is why it is imperative to allow them to support you through what is often a difficult time.