Yes sir you are lucky, the cover and the tree saved you big time. Also when chosing your repair person be sure to ask how long they have been doing PDR work, and for before and after pictures if available. I know a lot of people who do this service from a learn at home DVD coarse. And thier end result could be scary, and practicing on your car is not cool, ive had to re repair quite a few cars that were screwed up from butcher wannabes
A few ive redone had the paint cracked in spots that can only be seen by a trained eye at first, then a year later by the customer when the clear and base coat flake off and rust develops. I can honestly say it took me about 2 years experience before I was confident enough to tackle a hail damaged car. Ive been doing it full time 8 to 10 hours a day for 13 years now and speak from experience.