Storm Tree Damage that Can Be Prevented
In order to prevent storm damage, you will have to be able to predict the
scenarios that could create that damage. First start by studying your trees, do
you see any physical damage on the trunks or crowns? In the event of damage on
the trees crown, tree pruning will be your best bet. This way you can have an
experienced arborist remove the fragile, weak, diseased, eroded, or broken
branches before the storm takes them by force. This is essential because a
storm could hurdle the branches onto your property causing damage or towards
your loved ones and neighbors for even worse results.
Decay is a natural source of weakness for all trees. In order to assess trees chances at survival looking for decay is a necessity. A tree that isn’t afforded proper maintenance by
arborists will often fall victim to serious decay. Decay, leads to either the
falling of the tree or the eventual need for removal. Removal can be costly and
unnecessary as long as maintenance is provided. Decay can also occur as a result of lawnmower or grass trimming mistakes. An excess of mulch against the trunk can also cause large amounts of decay. In order to prevent stem damage, you want to observe your trees
throughout the year for changes. As these changes occur you should be able to
spot obvious weaknesses in your trees. If you see something that concerns you,
call an arborist immediately.