Storm Damaged Tree Removal Hackensack NJ – It’s Not a DIY Project

Storm damaged trees are a common occurrence during the winter months. Freezing temperatures, wind, rain, ice, and snow can put tremendous pressure on even a healthy tree and eventually bring it crashing to the ground. When this happens, the first thing you want to do is assess the damage and get rid of the fallen tree. Some homeowners grab their chain saw and attempt to handle the job themselves. However, storm damaged tree removal in Hackensack, NJ, or anywhere for that matter, is a job best left to the professionals. Here are a few reasons why removing storm damaged trees from your property is not a DIY project.

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Expert Assessment

Storm damaged trees are not always uprooted. They can sustain severe damage and remain standing. The average homeowner may not be able to identify this type of damage. However, a tree service professional will know what to look for and identify hidden tree damage that poses a potential hazard. In this situation, the whole tree may not need to be removed. The damaged branches and limbs can carefully be removed and hauled away.


Yes, you may have a chainsaw, but to tackle storm damaged trees you need more than that. Tree removal professionals know where and how to safely cut a fallen or damaged tree. If a tree is cut in the wrong place or at the wrong angle, it could fall on your home, car, or even your neighbor’s home, causing more damage.

 If the branch being cut off is holding up a broken branch, they could both come down at once. That unexpected second branch could cause additional damage or even personal injury. Professional storm damaged tree removal in Hackensack, NJ can prevent the potential for property damage and personal injury.


Tree removal professionals use more than just a chainsaw to get the job done. In addition to various cutting tools, they use bucket trucks, wood chippers, dump trucks, and personal safety equipment. The average homeowner doesn’t have this equipment in their DIY arsenal. Even municipalities often don’t have all the proper commercial equipment or experience that a professional tree removal service can provide.

Downed Power Lines

Storm damaged trees are often tangled up in power lines and end up taking them down when the trees fall. Professionals will know how to determine if this is the case and the proper authorities to contact. Once the power is cut off, the tree removal service can get to work safely removing the damaged tree.

License and Insurance

Tree removal is a hazardous job and working with storm damaged trees increases the danger. To perform tree removal in Hackensack, NJ, the company must be registered with the New Jersey Board of Tree Experts and employ a licensed tree expert (LTE) and or a licensed tree care operator (LTCO). Specific training and requirements must be met before taking these licensing exams. The tree service company must also have the proper liability and workers’ compensation insurance. 

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Year-Round Storms

You may think storm damaged trees are only a winter weather occurrence, but they can happen any time of the year. High winds, tropical storms, derechos, and other severe weather events can result in the need for storm damaged tree removal in Hackensack, NJ. Recently in July 2021, a severe storm hit and took down trees along Arcadia Road in Hackensack, and power lines came down with them. The clean-up was definitely not a job for amateurs.

Professional Tree Removal in Hackensack, NJ

No matter why or when you need professional tree removal in Hackensack, NJ, Boulder Hill Tree Service can handle it. We have the equipment and the experience to safely remove trees and clear away all the resulting debris to leave your property in the best shape possible.

Our services include pruning, land clearing, tub grinding as well as normal and storm damaged tree removal. We proudly serve a wide range of residential, commercial, and municipal/governmental customers as well as schools, universities, golf courses, and real estate developers. Contact us for a free estimate today!




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