In After the Storm…(but before the cleanup starts) arborist expert witness Russell E. Carlson, RCA, BCMA, writes:
Before you start up the chainsaw, before you make a single cut — make sure that any damage is documented. It only takes a few minutes to get what you need. Those minutes can be worth a lot in the long run.
Any tree damaged in a storm, or by vandalism, tresspass or accidents, may be insured or may be eligible for a casualty loss tax deduction. Don’t assume it isn’t covered in some way. Document the details right at the beginning, and you won’t have to worry about it later.
Read more: treetech.com.