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Are Your Trees Ready for Hurricane Season

2/25/2020 (Permalink)

Heavy rain mixed with high winds can wreak havoc on weak and stressed trees, causing branches to snap or trees to uproot. Take a few minutes and walk around the outside of your home. Do you feel like your trees are ready for the next storm?

Hurricane season is rapidly approaching — and with those pesky hurricanes can come damage to your home. While high winds can be scary and dangerous, they are not the only culprit when it comes to damage. Property damage can also be a result of falling trees and flying landscape debris. The best advice we can give to minimizing your risk against property damage is storm preparedness.

Unfortunately hurricane-resistant landscape doesn't exist but with proper care and maintenance overseen by a certified and licensed arborist, your trees can bare the storm!

Pruning is a Vital Component to Hurricane Damage Prevention

You may not have to worry about a strong and rooted tree falling over, but weak limbs buried around the canopy may cause problems. Broken, dead and damaged limbs can be torn from trees during a storm and turned into dangerous projectiles.

Regular pruning done by an arborist over the course of the tree’s life can create a sturdy, well-spaced framework of healthy branches with an open canopy that allows wind to flow freely through.

Trees to Watch Out For

Trees with dense canopies, dead or dying trees, trees with codominant trunks, new plantings and young trees

Consult a certified arborist to see if these, or any other tree hazards, exist around your home.

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