Tree Services: Understanding Trees And Storms
Storms often damage trees. The cool thing is that you can protect them from damage. To do it you need to do some things before and after the storm.
What to do before the storm
If you live in hurricane prone areas, you know when the storm is about to come. To keep your trees in top shape, you should prepare them for it. The first thing you should do is survey the trees. Inspect the canopies, trunks, roots, and branches. The condition of the trees will guide you on how you should take care of them and whether you need to hire a tree services provider to take a look at them.
If there are trees that are in terrible shape, you should hire a professional to look at them, but if they are in good shape, go ahead and take care of them. Water the trees consistently, fertilize them, and mulch the base. If there are trees that require specialized care, ask your arborist to help you out.
Even if you provide your trees with the best care, for peace of mind, you should hire arborist services. For ideal results, hire an ISA certified professional. This is a professional with at least 3 years of experience in the industry and has passed an exam. Ask the professional to inspect the trees and give them the care they need depending on their condition.
What to do after a storm
After the storm has come and gone, check the trees for any damage they might have experienced. The areas to focus your attention on are:
Leaning trees: Leaning trees pose a lot of danger to you and your family as they can quickly fall on you or your property. After the storm, inspect the trees and if there is a tree that isn’t fully upright, ask a local tree company to come and fix it. The company can advise that you take care of it or remove it if it poses a danger.
Broken branches: Just like leaning trees, broken branches pose a lot of danger to you and your family members. During your inspection, confirm whether there are broken, cracked, or split branches. You should trim the trees on your own if the damage isn’t extensive, but if it is, contact your local tree trimming services to cut the trees and get rid of the risky branches.