Fall storm proves preventive tree care is key

Sally Trocano was at work when she received a call no one wants to get: A massive willow had come crashing down in a rain storm…right through the roof of her home.

Thankfully no one was home at the time, and despite the damage, it’s what happened next that has resonated with Trocano.

Immediately calling the insurance company to report the incident, Trocano asked for a recommendation of someone to remove the tree, and that led to Gabriela Onufrei and P.I.N.K Chainsaw.

“They had a crew around here right away to assess the damage and the next day, it was all done,” she says. “And right away they put a tarp over the whole roof to protect my home from the rain. They were so professional.”

Once work was completed, Onufrei, owner of P.I.N.K. Chainsaw, came out herself to follow up and see if any other trees were a concern.

“She’s so personable and knowledgeable. I felt like I could ask her any questions about the work, and we checked to make sure additional trees weren’t a risk,” Trocano says.

Preventive care important before storm season

As Sally Trocano’s experience shows, now is the time to have large trees around your home or business assessed – before the strong winter storms bring more rain and wind.

Onufrei and her experienced team offer property-owners years of industry experience, including site safety assessments and tree removal. This time of year, assessing any overhanging and nearby trees will help identify and address potential risks winter weather might bring, Onufrei notes.

“October is the ideal time for an inspection of dead, dying or diseased trees that might be susceptible to blow-down,” she advises.

A professional assessment of trees and property every few years will help monitor changes or concerns that might not show up immediately.

It’s also a good idea to tidy up your garden each fall, to prevent issues overwintering and creating bigger problems come spring, and Onufrei and her team have the expertise to trim the trees and shrubs, and clean up the yard as needed.

With any of these services, P.I.N.K Chainsaw also offers brush and wood hauling – including the option to donate your wood to local organizations working with those in need – and referrals to companies providing complementary services such as stump grinding. Fully licensed, bonded and insured for your peace of mind, Onufrei provides photo documentation of work completed and follow-up.

And in the case of emergencies, like Sally Trocano’s, their skilled, experienced team is just a phone call away!

Learn more about preparing your property for winter at pinkchainsaw.com

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