There’s nothing quite as magnificent as the autumn countryside in Minnesota with its breathtaking colors and falling leaves. But the beauty of fall foliage can only mean that winter weather is right around the corner, and winter can be harsh on the trees around your home.


For trees with damage due to age, disease, or injury, the weight of winter ice and snow can create a significant hazard for your property and anyone who lives there. When these trees become an immediate safety risk, you need emergency tree removal service. In this post from Vital Tree Service, we’re breaking down everything you need to do when you need emergency tree removal service. Give us a call when you need help with your trees fast.

Postponing Tree Removal

Ideally, it’s better to invest in tree removal services before there’s an emergency. When trees fall and branches break, the weight of those limbs can exceed hundreds of pounds, while a full-sized tree can weigh several tons.

These are just a few of the risks you’re taking when you postpone tree removal for a structurally damaged tree:


●        Power outages

●        Roof collapse

●        Home damage

●        Damage to other structures on your property

●        Physical injury and death

●        Liability issues and lawsuits

●        Landscape damage

●        Foundation damage

●        Damaged vehicles

Signs You Need Tree Removal Services ASAP

Look for these signs that your trees need to be removed to prevent a tree-related emergency.

1.    Dead Branches

It’s not uncommon for a tree to have dead branches. But when large branches are visibly dead, they need to be removed immediately. Schedule tree trimming services right away.

2.    Hollow Trunks

A tree can live with a hollow trunk, but its structure will be compromised and this could create a safety hazard. Leaving trees with a hollow trunk could risk failure of the tree when exposed to extreme weather.

3.    Leaning Trees

While some trees may have a natural lean, a tree that suddenly begins to lean or bend indicates a health problem. Any tree leaning more than 15% should be inspected by a professional tree removal service.

Minnesota Tree Trimming and Tree Removal Services

Don’t take a chance with damaged trees this winter. Schedule your tree services this fall to make sure your lawn is safe before the first big winter storm hits. Call 651-341-4021 to connect with our tree removal professionals at Vital Tree Service or contact us online to schedule your tree removal today.