They Removed a Cracked Tree
We have a lot of trees on our property, so I considered myself pretty lucky that we never had any major damage to them from some of the bad storms we have had. My wife and I have both prayed every time one of the storms had high winds, because we did not want one of the large trees to come down close to or even on the house or garage. Lightning did strike one of the trees and cracked it down the middle, so we contacted a Nassau County tree service to come out and give us an estimate on how much it would cost to remove the tree as it was just too big of a job for us to handle on our own.
Not only was half of it laying on the ground, but the other half was still upright. The lightning cracked it nearly in the middle, making the part that was still standing extremely vulnerable. Thankfully, it was far enough away from the house to be concerned about it toppling over on the roof, but we still needed to make sure we were able to get it taken down quick because we did not think it was possible for the part standing to be safe.
We were able to have a company come out the same day it happened to give us an estimate, and we were very happy with what it would cost us. We both felt it would have been a lot higher, so the decision to have them do it was quick and instant. They actually started on it that day since they had all the equipment right there, and they cleaned up every bit of debris from the tree too. When we looked there after they were done, it was hard to tell that a tree even stood there before!