B&R Emergency Tree Services

December 27th, 2022 0 Comments

Fallen tree? No problem

Trees can fall at any time, for any number of reasons. Whether you have a fallen tree due to a storm or disease, B&R Tree Service can remove trees of any size. We understand that it can be stressful to have a tree fall on your property, so we make sure that we get to you on-time and prepared so we can get your property back in top shape as quickly as possible. Offering you the best emergency tree services in town!

If a tree is causing a safety concern for your home or vehicle, B&R tree service is here to help. Our certified arborists and climbers come prepared with the proper equipment to remove trees of any size quickly and safely. We offer clean, on-time, affordable, expert, insured emergency tree services for your home, commercial property, business property, or municipality. 

What Causes Trees to Fall?

Trees can fall for any number of reasons. 

  • Disease and old age
  • Soggy soil
  • Compromised Root System 
  • Storms: Winter storms, heavy winds, hurricanes, tropical storms, flooding
  • Insect infestation
  • Construction damage
  • Drought

Decay can be caused by age, injury, or fungal plant diseases that cause woody tissue to weaken and become brittle. When this happens, the weight of the tree’s foliage can easily tip it over in high winds. The roots may be unable to hold onto the soil as well due to decay, which could lead to an even greater chance of falling over. 

Disease and Old Age

Age is one of the main causes of falling trees. As time passes, a tree’s structural integrity weakens and eventually it will become too heavy to stand. Disease can also cause trees to be unable to support themselves. Fungal infections, root rot and other diseases stress a tree’s structure and lead to its downfall. 

Water and Wind Damage

Heavy rains can saturate soil with water, weakening a tree’s roots and leading to an eventual fall. Inversely, drought can weaken trees’ roots, leading to self-pruning and can cause a tree to fall. Wind can also cause trees to topple, either from the sheer force of strong gusts or from loosening soil as a result of erosion. Similarly, strong winds can blow down even healthy trees if they’re not properly rooted in the ground or pruned correctly. Lightning strikes are another common cause of falling trees – when a tree is struck by lightning it can become structurally unstable and eventually topple.


Invasive species such as fungi or insects can attack trees and weaken their infrastructure. This makes them extremely vulnerable during stormy weather and increases the chances of them falling over.

Finally, human interference is one of the biggest causes for toppled trees. Construction projects and improper pruning can weaken the structural integrity of a tree and eventually lead to its downfall. It’s essential that we are mindful of any construction projects near our beloved trees as these activities can interfere with their growth if done improperly.

How to Prevent Damage to your Home

There are a few ways to anticipate emergencies before they happen, so that you and your home or property are protected in the future. 

Tree exams performed by our certified arborists can be administered annually to diagnose any diseases or infestation your trees may have. They can also determine the overall health of your trees, so you can be prepared for heavy storms and other conditions that may cause weak trees to fall. 

Tree roots need enough room and space to grow, just like everything else! When planting new trees around homes and buildings, be sure to leave enough space between them for roots to spread out without becoming root bound. If we take care of them, our local trees can stand tall for generations! If you notice any of these signs or suspect that your tree may be at risk of toppling over, it’s best to get a professional arborist to assess the situation and advise on corrective measures. Don’t wait until an accident happens before acting – prevention is always better than cure! With proper maintenance and care, you can keep your trees healthy for many years to come.

How Can You Tell if Your Tree Will Fall?

Accurately predicting hazardous tree fall is not possible, but there are many ways to tell if your trees may be weak. Weakened trees can lead to potential falls, so it is important to check your trees’ overall health occasionally. 

  • Frequent Self-Pruning
  • Cavities
  • Missing bark
  • V shape branch growth 
  • Rotten Roots

These are indicators that a tree may be likely to fall, but B&R Tree Service is here to help you. Consult with our certified tree arborists if you think there are trees on your property that may be a potential hazard.


Self-pruning is when trees shed their branches as a result of inefficient photosynthesis, disease, or old age. If you see dead branches on a tree, it may not fall over entirely, but it’s still a clue to the current condition of the tree. Trees shed branches as a way of self-pruning when they’re trying to make themselves smaller due to a lack of nourishment or an attack by burrowing insects, among other things. 


Just like your teeth, trees can develop cavities too! Large holes or caverns in tree trunks can be an indicator of disease or insect and animal infestation. Decay can lead to your tree falling on your property or into a road, creating a safety hazard.

Missing Bark

Cankers, or missing bark, and deep cracks can be a cause of concern for your trees as it can be an indicator of impending tree death. Deep cracks can weaken your trees, which can be dangerous in high wind or storm conditions.

V-Shaped Branch Growth

Strong branch growth is typically formed in a U-Shape. V-shaped branch growth can increase the chance of decay. This is because the V shape provides less space than the U-shaped branches bark ridge growth. The best time to spot V-shaped branch growth on a tree is during fall or winter, after the leaves have all fallen off and the tree is beginning its hibernation period.

Rotten Roots

This can be tough to determine since we can’t see the roots from above ground. There is one telltale sign that a tree’s roots may be starting to rot. Fungus is an easy indication of wood rot. Check for mushrooms or fungus around the base of trees to check if you need to speak with our certified tree arborists about tree removal. 

The importance of caring for our trees cannot be overstated. They provide us with many benefits like clean air, habitat for wildlife, flood protection and more! With proper maintenance and respect, these powerful giants will remain part of our lives long into the future. So take some time to learn how you can help protect your local trees. If your trees are showing signs of distress such as discolored leaves, dead branches or fungi growth, it is essential to reach out to our experienced arborists, who will help assess the cause and develop the best course of action for future health of your trees.

No matter what the cause, fallen trees can be dangerous to people and property. It’s important to take steps to safeguard your property against falling trees by inspecting them regularly and ensuring they have proper maintenance. Pruning dead branches and limbs, keeping an eye on changes in their structure, and understanding what might be contributing factors are all ways you can help protect yourself from falling trees. With the help of B&R Tree Service, you can keep yourself and your property protected from hazardous tree falls.

With B&R Tree Services, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your home is damage free from surrounding falling trees! Contact us today to learn more about our emergency tree services. 

Charlton –(508) 248-9100

Natick – (978) 369-6019

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