Emergency Tree Service

Emergency Tree Service

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In the event of an emergency such as a tree on a house, car, shed or other structure, Pinecrest Tree Services offers 24 hour emergency tree service for storm damage. A tree fallen onto a house is a very common occurrence in a wind storm or winter storm, especially in the Philadelphia, PA area. Storms and heavy snow are a common occurrence. When brute force winds come along with wet saturated grounds, trees are bound to fall over. Uprooted trees can cause serious damage.


The first thing a resident should do when a tree falls onto their house, is make sure everyone in the house is safe. Trees can come crashing down and smash into houses actually landing right on the interior floor if the tree is large enough. If someone is injured, call 911 immediately. Once you know everyone is okay, a call to the insurance company should occur next, to inform them of what happened. By the way, this is one reason why residents have home owners insurance – to cover major damages to their homes such as storm damage. The insurance company will usually recommend a local tree service from their preferred vendor list. Call the tree company right away to receive a free estimate to remove the storm damaged tree from the house. It is best to use companies with their own cranes and operators like Pinecrest Tree Services, who also specialize in emergency tree service and have experienced personnel to handle the dangerous work.


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Upon receiving an emergency tree removal phone call, Pinecrest Tree Services should have an estimator at your door within the hour. The estimator will be able to determine the nature of the job and what it will take to remove the storm damaged tree. Emergency tree service is very dangerous, especially in slick and wet conditions just after or during a storm. Here at Pinecrest we do not recommend taking trees off houses when its dark outside. We have been doing this for too long and understand that too many things can go wrong in the dark – even with high density spot lights. The best thing to do, is receive the estimate right away, and contract the work to be performed the very next morning. Usually, if rain is pouring into the house, home owners can find ways to decrease or stop the flooding into the house. It is also not safe to tarp a roof in wet, rainy conditions in the dark. Our estimators will go over the details of the emergency job with you and possibly recommend staying in a hotel for the night, or multiple nights if the damage is severe. Insurance usually covers these costs.


Cranes come in very handy for removing trees off houses. Pinecrest owns a crane and has a full time crane operator that works with our tree crews every day. It is very important that crew members work together regularly for the tip of the iceberg moments like taking huge trees off houses. Crane operators and tree climbers must have excellent communication skills with each other to coordinate each piece and cut to be lifted off the house. Our crews and operators at Pinecrest Tree Services have emergency tree service down to a science. With all the wind storms, and winter storm our company has taken hundreds of trees off houses.

Once the tree has been removed, usually a restoration company is the next to perform service. The restoration company can install a tarp to cover the hole in the roof. Sometimes, we provide this service but we recommend this be done by the restoration company, and we have good references. We can also coordinate with them to have this done for our customers.


Insurance companies will cover trees that fall onto a structure and removing the tree back to the uprooted root ball to the property line. Everything is done within property line boundaries. The insurance companies will request that the emergency tree service estimate be itemized to separate the cost of removing the tree from the house, and hauling the wood. If a tree does not hit a structure at all, then the insurance company generally does not get involved in the process, and is not responsible for footing the bill. It really depends on the insurance company and policy a home owner has on their dwelling.

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Emergency Tree Services Reviews

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“This is the type of review nobody really ever hopes they have to share, but here we are! We are very thankful for Bob, and the services of Pinecrest. We had a large tree fall on our home after receiving over 13 inches of snow. It was cold, and we were panicked. Pinecrest helped with everything, and honestly we could not have anticipated things going as smoothly as they did, given the situation. If you have a tree down, call Pinecrest!”
– Susan W.
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“Job well done! I had a tree fall on my garage about 6 months ago. We called a few different companies, and we ended up selecting Pinecrest. We have no regrets. Solid service. Solid pricing. They were in and out, and made things extremely simple. Greatly appreciate it!!"
– Mike J.


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