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Preparing Your Trees for Summer Storms

04 JUL 2019

Preparing Your Trees for Summer Storms

Summer brings free time, vacations, and happiness, but it also brings summer storms. Homeowners and business owners that live on coastal states should be prepared for hurricane season by stocking up on backup food, investing in a standby generator, and so on, but do not forget to prepare your trees. During a violent storm, trees can turn against you as rapid winds turn trees into flying missiles. Here are some tips on preparing your trees for summer storms. If you have questions or would like the assistance of a certified arborist, call Sesmas Tree Service.

Prune Those Vulnerable Branches

When we think of damage by trees during a hurricane or violent storm, we often think of entire trees crashing against the house or car. However, those are only rare and severe cases. Usually, it is branches that first rip off the tree and come flying against property and persons. So, it is important to prune vulnerable and weak branches. Pruning includes identifying weak branches and safely removing them without harming the rest of the tree. If you would like to schedule a professional pruning appointment, call Sesmas Tree Service.

Fortify the Base

Though rare, there definitely is the chance of a tree either coming down or ripping straight out of the ground. Although we cannot control the intensity of the coming winds, we can fortify the base of our trees. The roots are what hold the tree down in addition to transferring nutrients to the tree. Adding mulch around the base of your tree is a great way to contain moisture and provide nutrients for the roots so that they are sturdier. Mulch also makes the place look more attractive.

Check for Cavities

Humans are not the only ones to get cavities. Tree cavities mean weak, hollow, and easily damaged trees. The reasons for cavities are many and the treatment options are as well. If you notice your tree has a cavity or decay, then we recommend you call a certified arborist to take a look. In the worst-case scenario, the tree breaks at that point during a storm and causes devastating damage. Even in the absence of a storm, a cavity can put you, your family, and your property at risk. Call Sesmas Tree Service to have a certified arborist take a look and remedy the tree cavity.

Take Care Year-Long

If you want a sturdy tree that can withstand the brutal winds of a storm, then you have got to take care of that tree year-long, not just two days before the storm. Provide the tree with proper watering and nutrients. Address diseases as soon as possible. Prune branches that are diseased, damaged, or over-draining the nutrients. If you would rather have a professional take care of the maintenance, you can call Sesmas Tree Service. We are a family-owned business with over a decade of experience, certified arborists, competitive prices, and exceptional focus on customer service. Call now to speak with a friendly representative and schedule your appointment.