High temperatures, strong winds, lightening and heavy rains can be very destructive to trees breaking limbs, cracking branches and even uprooting trees in water-saturated soil.
The cost of preventative maintenance is typically far lower than emergency-related work. By evaluating and maintaining trees prior to storm season, you can control or lessen the severity and expense of storm damage.
Here are some things to think about as we enter hurricane season:
• Dense crowns, heavy limbs or off-balance crowns have a higher potential for wind damage but can be properly pruned to minimize or avoid damage.
• Factors such as tree type and location should be evaluated to prioritize maintenance, with high potential trees in busy locations cared for first to ensure safety.
• When storms strike and trees are damaged, handling the situation safely and correctly is the primary focus. Damaged areas should be secured to prevent injuries or further property damage.
• Pruning or removal of storm damaged trees should be completed only by tree workers trained and equipped for such work.
HOW TO EVALUATE YOUR TREES
ValleyCrest Tree Care Services can assist you at every step of storm damage prevention and clean-up. Our experience suggests that clients who take preventative measures have significantly less tree-related damage than those who don't. Our ISA certified arborists can evaluate your trees, offer recommendations that might reduce or prevent damage and complete the work for you.
DEALING WITH DAMAGED TREES
In the event trees are damaged during storms, we will assess the situation for you and help restore your landscape to a safe environment.
Now is the perfect time to evaluate your trees and control potential damage. Please contact us today for more information regarding storm preparedness, tree maintenance or tree related emergency response.