Silva Tree Surgeons offer a unique 24/7 call out service for emergency tree work on storm damaged or dangerous trees.  Whilst we do cover Somerset and Devon for all tree work, our base is in Taunton which will affect our response times in the case of an emergency.
The effect storms can have on your trees is not always apparent.  After any adverse weather condition, it is important to visually inspect your trees.  A visual inspection can quickly identify and broken limbs, but not all defects can be seen from only the ground perspective.
Care should be taken to look at the base of the tree for any visual signs of disturbance such as cracks or breaks in the surrounding earth.  This could show the trees root plate has been compromised.  If you see anything of concern it is important to have your trees assessed by a professional tree surgeon at the earliest opportunity.

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Tree surgeons are often faced with difficult and sometimes dangerous trees.  Storm damaged limb removal or clearing fallen trees is among the most hazardous work there is.  We strongly encourage you to avoid the temptation of clearing such trees yourself, unless adequately trained or experienced to do so.The unknown tension and compression on such trees is often an unknown quantity.  An extremely careful approach is required, using knowledge, experience, along with the correct techniques and tools.  The use of winches and other tensioning devices are sometimes used prior to cutting.  Our team always carries out a full risk assessment when on site, ensuring the hazardous trees can be dealt with quickly, efficiently, and above else safely.  A plan is drawn up and acted upon with adequate precautions put in place to eradicate or minimse further damage and disruption.