During the fall season, there are a lot of high winds and heavy storms that can potentially hit our area. It is important you know your trees are ready to handle this severe weather. That’s why it’s so important to have your tree inspected before any after any major storm hits. TREEGUY.com is here to talk about how to care for your trees before and after you experience severe weather.
Tree Inspection & Care Before Storms
You are far better off thinking in the future when it comes to severe weather and your trees. Following are some tips that can help you prepare your trees for future storms.
– Choose the Best Trees for Your Front & Backyard: It is important to know that some trees do better in certain conditions. You need to take into consideration the amount of sun the tree will receive and what type of soil you have before you choose the trees you want on your property. When you have the right trees, they are far less likely to get stressed when severe weather strikes.
– Plant Trees way from Power Lines: Power lines and trees don’t mix. This is especially true when it comes to high winds and storm damage. Downed power lines will cause problems when they come in contact with trees. You should plant your trees at least 20 ft from any power lines. If the tree will mature to over 25 ft high, up that distance to 50 ft.
– Tree Inspection: While trees can offer you beauty and shade for your yard, they also require maintenance. When your trees are inspected before storms hit, professionals are able to check the structure of your trees as well as check for signs of rot or pest infestation. It is essential that they are properly maintained to ensure your safety.
What to Do when a Branch Breaks Off a Tree
When you have experienced severe storms and know that some damage has been sustained, it is important that you proceed with caution moving forward. You can get hurt easily if you aren’t trained in dealing with trees and their care. Some branches and limbs can literally weight thousands of pounds if they are broken at certain places on the tree. Removing broken branches from damaged trees requires the right equipment and experience to handle the job. Of course, if you only have smaller branches that have fallen from trees, those can easily be removed on your own. It is when you have large scale damage or any damage that is near power lines, that you will want to have the help of professionals.
Pre Storm Tree Inspections, Storm Damage Debris Cleanup, Emergency Tree Removal & More in Gorham, Lewiston, Brunswick, Saco, Cape Elizabeth & Greater Portland, Maine
You can count on the tree experts at TREEGUY.com to help ease your mind when it comes to your trees. We can inspect trees before any severe weather to ensure your trees are strong enough to handle the severe winds sure to come without posing any threat to you and your home. And after a storm, we can help you remove broken branches and fallen trees as well as clean up any tree debris blown across your property. Call us today!