Hurricane Season Is Coming Upon Us

With hurricane season fast approaching now is a good time to have a professional tree service company review your property for hazards that might materialize from strong winds and hale damage storms. From June 1st through November 30th, Florida is under a named storm watch and hurricanes are their outgrowth when winds reach 74 miles per hour. It is not uncommon for North Florida to receive the brushing of many powerful storms during the hurricane season even if we don’t receive a direct hit from one nature’s most devastating occurrences. Consequently, home and business owners need to take precautions now before storms erupt and tree services are hard to secure because of all the pending work they will receive. Nothing could be worse than to have a tree fall on a structure and do damage and have a local tree surgeon tell you it might be weeks before they can survey and remove the tree and debris due to prior commitments. When storms hit it is also not uncommon for out-of-state, unlicensed, and uninsured workers to show up in our fair city with chain saws, ropes and climbing equipment. Unfortunately, these migrant workers do not have the proper equipment and skills necessary to remove trees safely and if an insurance claim is involved might invalidate the process. Many home owners have suffered additional damage by hiring these “companies” because they were not prudent enough to ask for credentials protecting themselves and adjacent property owners. These so-called tree companies know they are breaking the law by not having the proper insurance and licensing but are attractive because their rates are always lower and so are their standards for safety, cleanup, debris removal and liability if a worker gets injured on your property. Beware of people bearing gifts. If the price is to good to be true, the price you might end up paying won’t be.

What to Look for In a Tree Service Company

Not all tree service companies are the same. Some are just a step above 3 men, a chain saw and a truck, while still others are licensed and insured but lack the necessary equipment to complete some tasks required, like the use of a bucket truck and crane to remove large trees effectively. Many trees that look healthy are actually hazards just waiting to strike if the opportunity presents itself. Only an experienced and licensed tree surgeon can spot those trees that can be either saved by trimming or needs to be removed due to their compromised structure. Qualified tree service companies possess the knowledge to perform these types of services and often help preserve trees that would otherwise be removed.  Additionally, professional tree services offer free inspections so having an expert survey your property now is sound advice. Professional Tree Surgeons offer a wide variety of additional services so many times if separate work is required, the company can bundle price the job saving owners time and money.

Why Consider Eagerton Tree for all Your Tree Service Needs?

For the past 50 years the name “Eagerton” has stood for quality service and value for home and business owners alike in the North Florida area. First as a premiere plumbing company and now as a full-service tree removal, tree trimming and pruning, forestry mulching, stump grinding and land clearing company. Jake Eagerton and his team of expert tree surgeons can handle any size job before, during and after the storm has past. With 24-hour emergency service you can be sure that an expert is on call to evaluate your particular needs and can dispatch, if necessary the right equipment to protect your family, property, facility and assets from any further damage. We are a full-service, self-contained tree service business which means we have the equipment to handle any job. From Bucket Trucks and Dump Trucks to our own Commercial Crane we trim, remove, chip and haul away all of the debris field caused by passing storms, leaving you feeling safe and secure in the knowledge that Eagerton Tree Service was on the job. Now is a good time to give us a call if you suspect that you have a tree or trees that needs to be evaluated in case we sustain high winds during the up coming hurricane season. There is no obligation for one of our tree surgeon specialists to inspect and give you a written estimate that is both affordable and may prove necessary if a strong wind event were to occur. Eagerton Tree Service is a drug-free workplace with licensed and insured tree surgeon specialists. We employ state-of-the-art communication during the entire process to reduce the possibility of injuries and are committed to a customer 100% satisfaction guarantee and a Zero-Property damage pledge. Give us a call at 904-823-3090 for a free consultation. Visit our website at for a complete list of our services and credentials. Eagerton Tree. A name you can trust and service you can rely on.