American Tree Services
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Dangerous Tree Removal

Dangerous & Hazardous Trees

Trees add to our enjoyment of outdoor experiences whether in forests, parks, or urban landscapes. Too often, we are unaware of the risks associated with defective trees, which can cause personal injury and property damage. Interest in hazard tree management has increased in recent years due to safety and liability concerns resulting from preventable accidents. Recognizing hazardous trees and taking proper corrective actions can protect property and save lives.








A “hazard tree” is a tree with structural defects likely to cause failure of all or part of the tree, which could strike a “target.” A target can be a vehicle, building, or a place where people gather such as a park bench, picnic table, street, or backyard.
This webpage was created to help home owners and land managers in recognizing dying and hazardous defects in trees which present a threat to buildings, vehicles,  nearby property and people. We recommend that corrective actions be undertaken by only professional s skilled in dangerous tree removal.
Because of the natural variability of trees, the severity of their defects, and the different sites upon which they grow, evaluating trees for hazardous defects can be a complex process.  Please contact us for a free dangerous & hazardous tree evaluation.

Tree Condition: Trees in poor condition may have many dead twigs, dead branches, or small, off-color leaves. Trees in good condition will have full crowns, vigorous branches, and healthy, full-sized leaves; however, green foliage in the crown does not ensure that a tree is safe. Tree trunks and branches can be quite defective and still support a lush green crown.
Tree Species: Certain tree species are prone to specific types of defects. For example, some species of maple and ash in the Northeast often form weak branch unions (page 5 ), and aspen is prone to breakage at a young age (50-70 years) due to a variety of factors, including decay and cankers.

Tree Age and Size: Trees are living organisms subject to constant stress. Pay particular attention to older trees, which may have accumulated multiple defects and extensive decay

We Have Services FOR All Seasons and Remote LOcation

Heavy Duty Wood Chipper
We grind all lumber debri to wood chips and haul it away.

Snow Removal
We offer year round services including residential and commercial snow removal.

Remote Areas
We specialize in removing trees from cabins and houses after wind storms.

what we offer

Dangerous Tree Removal: If you have a tree encroaching your residence, power lines or parking lot we can safely remove all dangerous timber, . . .
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"Tight Quarters" Tree Removal: We are tree climbing experts with many years of experience, equipment and expertise. We have the surgical precision to remove any tree safely, . . .

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55-foot Extension Bucket Truck: Weather your hanging a sign, decorations or removing tree limbs to enhance your our bucket truck is up for the job, . . .
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Stump Grinding: Not only can we rempve your dangerous or fallen trees we can get rid of the stumps too, . . .
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