Before And After A Storm Hits
Caring for Trees Before a Storm
Protect your family, pets, cars and other personal property from the damaging effects of a fallen tree with proactive, year-round tree care. With annual inspections to identify potential hazards, routine supplemental fertilizer applications to manage tree health, and periodic pruning, your trees will be healthier and have a strong natural resistance to damage.
Tell-tale Signs an Arborist is Needed
Cracks in tree trunks or limbs, missing or damaged root systems, leaning trees and low hanging branches are signs that, if left unchecked, could lead to tree failure and property damage during a storm.
SavATree’s highly qualified arborist can help. We will conduct a Storm Damage Risk Audit to access the health of your trees. Using high-tech, diagnostic practices, they can determine whether one is more likely to fail during a storm due to potential problems such as:
- Cracks in trunk or major limbs
- Weak and poorly attached limbs and branches
- Hollow or decayed areas
- Dead wood
- Weak branch attachments
- Root injury or decay
Remember, after a severe storm, tree companies are in high demand. Build a relationship with a SavATree arborist now to ensure that you get our utmost attention in the event of an emergency.
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After A Storm Has Passed…
After a storm has passed, we suggest that you assess your property for damage. If you need a chainsaw or ladder to prune, if power lines are down, if you are unsure of the structural stability of a tree, or if you do not know if your tree is worth saving, you should call an arborist.
After a storm, people will sometimes request the removal of a damaged tree regardless of its condition as a result of property damage. However, vibrant, healthy trees are a priceless part of your landscape. This is actually a short term decision which can have negative effects on the environment and landscape value. An unprecedented number of people are also requesting tree removal out of fear of them falling on their property. Do not remove trees out of unsubstantiated fear. Rather, rely on the expertise of an arborist to assess the true risks involved. They may still be healthy, and the expense of removing them can be avoided. Try using recovery and stabilization when removal is unwarranted.
Your trees will have a much better chance at surviving the storm if you have taken proper precautions. Remember, healthy trees adjust quickly to changes in the environment, and they are more likely to react effectively to storm damage. Therefore, if you are proactive and take the necessary steps to minimize storm damage before it occurs, you can prevent property damage and save yourself a great hassle and expense.
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