Southern Nevada is known for its ferociously windy days. The National Weather Service frequently issues wind advisories in the Greater Las Vegas area. Sustained winds of 30-45 mph with wind gusts of 70 mph or higher are not uncommon, especially when associated with a severe weather event. So fallen trees after such an event is almost to be expected.

Emergency tree services can be expensive. However, you can save money if you can determine whether or not your fallen tree requires prompt attention. Clearly, it’s always best to err on the side of caution. If your fallen tree presents a safety hazard to you or your home, or has fallen on vehicles or is blocking traffic, you’ll need to seek emergency services. Otherwise, if urgency is not a factor, branch or tree removal services can be regularly scheduled (not during extracurricular or overtime hours); avoiding costly emergency service rates.

The best way to know for certain is to call a tree care professional to assess whether your situation is critical and requires immediate attention or if it can be scheduled in the normal course of business, saving you money.