For Houston area property owners, the approaching summer doesn’t just mean the return of hot weather and pesky mosquitos, but also the beginning of hurricane season and severe summer storms. With hurricanes and summer storms come torrential rains, severe lightning and strong winds that can cause extensive damage. Although we cannot prevent rainfall or lightning strikes, we can easily protect our residential property by taking proactive steps to minimize or eliminate potential damage caused by windstorms.
Windstorms can cause a wide variety of property damage to your home, and also to lawns, landscape gardens and trees. The first proactive step property owners should take is to have all large, mature trees properly pruned by Certified Arborists. Large, mature trees need overgrown and heavy branches trimmed back to minimize the risk of falling or broken branches hitting nearby property or causing physical harm to property owners.
In addition, residential property owners can increase property protection by having dead or diseased trees removed so that the brittle and damaged tree branches do not cause additional harm. Trees that are dead or diseased are much more likely to break or cause damage as their branches cannot endure high winds as easily as a healthy tree. Tree removal is an investment in both the aesthetic value of your property and also in the long-term protection of your property during any kind of severe weather.
Finally, younger or weaker trees can benefit from proactive tree work by having cabling and bracing in place by Certified Arborists to stabilize the tree from being uprooted, particularly if the tree’s root system is not well established. Trees are an important and expensive investment in the overall health and value of your property, so it is worth it to ensure you do not have to remove and replace a young tree when cabling and bracing can help protect it through the strongest winds.
This year, before the summer storm and hurricane season arrives, prepare your property by contacting the Certified Arborists of Embark Services. Embark Services is Houston’s premiere tree care company, and can provide a full range of tree maintenance services for your residential properties. Embark Services’s Certified Arborists are experts in the local trees of the Gulf Coast and can create a windstorm preparation plan that will leave your trees healthier and better protected from any kind of severe weather. Embark Services offers exceptional tree care service utilizing the most advance tree care equipment and performs their work with the highest safety standards. Contact the Certified Arborists of Embark Services today, or request a consultation today.