Tree Pruning Can Prevent Property Damage
Heavy rain mixed with high winds can wreak havoc on weak and stressed trees, causing branches to snap or trees to uproot. Take a stroll around the outside of your home. Are your trees ready for the next storm season?
Hurricane season seems to be approaching faster each year — and with those hurricanes sometimes can come property damage. While high winds can be scary and dangerous, they are not the only culprit to damage to your home. Property damage can also be a result of falling trees and flying landscape debris. The key to minimizing your risk against property damage is storm preparedness.
Unfortunately hurricane-resistant landscape isn't a real thing but with proper care and timely maintenance overseen by a certified and licensed arborist, your trees can survive 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.