Emergency Tree Service
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During the COVID-19 Shelter-in-Home order, Fine Tree Care will be OPEN and ready to respond to tree-related emergencies that could endanger public health & safety. Trees that fall across power lines, or onto buildings or roads, present a very clear danger. We can respond to a present emergency or evaluate the potential threat of a developing situation. Do not hesitate to call us anytime if you believe you are at risk. We’ll take your questions & concerns. We are answering calls 24 hours a day.
As many of our customers can verify, Fine Tree Care is able to evaluate the situation, provide a work plan & quote, and complete the work without any Face-to-Face contact with the client. We will work with you using pictures, phone calls, texting or other communication methods to keep you informed. Our crews are also trained in maintaining the proper social distancing and other techniques that promote greater safety for all.
We are providing these essential services, as defined by our national trade organization, the TCIA, in unity with the international group, ISA, to ensure that our families, homes & businesses remain safe even during a pandemic.
Essential Services include those that are currently impacting or have the potential to impact, the safety of people, utilities and property. This list is posted on the TCIA website to provide examples of essential service in our industry:
• Hazard tree removal or removal of a dangerous tree
• Pruning of dead, dying, or dangerous limbs
• Treatment for invasive insects which if left untreated would rapidly destroy a tree causing a hazard
• Utility line clearance
• Road safety clearance
• Cabling or bracing a hazardous tree
• Mitigating storm damage
• Emergency response readiness
• Removal of fire damaged or fuel trees in a fire hazard area
• Assessment of hazard trees or pest issues for the purposes of removal or treatment as described above
In addition to the current situation and all it entails, we would also add a reminder that we will be entering Fire Season in a few short months. Since wildfires are highly likely to occur every year, we can schedule appointments for assessing the condition of your property and make a plan for fire protection clearance and other safety measures before fire season starts.
Fine Tree Care is continuing to provide services to manage and mitigate dangerous conditions and we stand ready if you need us.
Last Updated: 3/20/2020
Fine Tree Care has invested in tools and equipment that allow our crews to work efficiently in virtually any terrain, day or night, even near electrical conductors. Intense employee training helps to create safe working conditions when the pressure is on.
Because our business involves working with a broad variety of natural environments, we prepare for unique challenges. Training is on-going for job site planning, event choreography, and liability management. Of course, we train for the usual assortment of tree trimming and plant health care as well.
Electrical Hazards Awareness Program
Fine Tree Care crews are extensively trained in the safest, most effective ways to work around electrical hazards. Our electrical hazards awareness program (EHAP) meets the ANSI Z133.1 safety standard for arboricultural operations.
It's important to remember that even the current carried by a phone line can be lethal in the right circumstances, so please be cautious when surveying tree damage to buildings and power lines-- these situations are best handled by professionals. Stay well back from the scene and call for help.
- EHAP is often required by the US Army Corps of Engineers in order to qualify for storm-related clean-ups. They have recognized the importance of the EHAP training program dating back to Hurricane Katrina.
- The ANSI Z133.1 safety standard for arboricultural operations requires all employees be trained to recognize electrical hazards. EHAP training meets the ANSI Z133.1 training requirement.
"I am blessed to live among the glorious oaks here in Sebastopol, but one evening a neighbor called to say that a very large oak tree had fallen on my home. Nothing could have prepared me for what I saw when I came home. I stood there in the pouring rain, tears streaming down my face. I didn’t know what to do. The damage was devastating to me, but the expertise, compassion and care that I was shown by these guys made me feel at ease.
They were kind, professional, prompt, worked well together, and with the neighborhood. Their work speaks for itself. I highly recommend Fine Tree Care for all your tree needs!!" ~Kim Galvano