Are Your Drought Stricken Trees Ready For a Hurricane?

Are Your Drought Stricken Trees Ready For a Hurricane?

We are in Peak Hurricane Season!

Hurricane season is in full swing and with the record-breaking Texas drought, there are lots of dry, dead limbs hanging in your trees. These could be very dangerous during a rain storm or strong wind conditions.

The key to minimizing your risk against property damage is storm preparedness. Tree pruning is vital to hurricane damage prevention. Regular pruning done by a professional over the course of the tree’s life can create a sturdy, well-spaced framework of healthy branches with an open canopy that allows wind to flow freely through.

Look at your trees for the following warning signs:

  • Trees with dense canopy
  • Dead or dying trees
  • Hollow or decayed areas on the trunk or main limbs, or mushrooms growing from the bark may indicate a decayed and weakened stem
  • Trees with codominant trunks
  • New plantings and young trees
  • Fallen or uprooted trees putting pressure on other trees beneath them
  • Cracked stems and branch forks that could cause catastrophic failure of a tree section
  • Wires in contact with tree branches. Trees may become energized when they are contacted by electric wires
  • Tight, V-shaped forks, which are much more prone to failure than open U-shaped ones.

 

Remember, too, that a tree is a living thing, and its integrity and stability change over time, so don’t assume that a tree that has survived nine severe storms will necessarily survive a tenth.

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Emergency Storm Response

Should you ever find yourself in an emergency situation, and you need immediate tree work, call us immediately and our Emergency Response Team will be there. We are safety trained, certified arborists with state of the art equipment and are capable of turning your emergency into a restored property in a very short time frame. Contact our storm experts today.