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5 Tips to Prevent Tree Damage during Bad Weather

Here’s how you can prevent tree damage from bad weather as discussed by none other than Mr. Tree Service of Fairfield themselves.

How to Have Minimal Tree Damage from Storms

Trees are a beautiful part of nature, but unfortunately, severe weather conditions that affect our trees are also part of nature. Pictures in the news often show us the aftermath of major storms that have taken out electrical lines, damaged homes severely, and toppled trees. Although we can’t prevent the weather from impacting every tree, we can take measures to minimize the damage when storms and bad weather come through.

Below are some tips that can help:

Regular Pruning

Pruning your trees every three to five years will benefit the overall health of your tree. This practice removes dead limbs, thins out the crown of your tree for better circulation, removes any obviously hazardous branches that could hurt someone if they fall, and is a good time for the tree to be looked over for infestations and pests. Doing regular maintenance on your tree will help it to thrive at its optimal health. Optimal health is one of the best defenses against severe weather.

Removing Dead Branches

While pruning should be done every three to five years, you may still see dead and hazardous branches in your trees that should be removed now instead of later. Removing a few dead limbs that could be hazardous if they fall is important and should not be put off. It will help protect the property and people around it, should a storm or strong winds come through and break them off completely. Safety is always the top priority.

Evaluate Trees That Have Signs of Weakness

If you see trees on your property that are dropping quite a few branches, begin to wilt, or take on a significant lean that wasn’t there before, you need to examine the tree more closely. All of the things mentioned are reasons for the concern of your tree, and also whether the tree can withstand severe weather. Weakened roots, disease and infestations are all possibilities, and need to be addressed immediately rather than later.

Removing Trees Already Suffering with Large Amounts of Decay

If you have trees that are already suffering with large amounts of decay, the bet option is to make the move and have the tree removed altogether. Large open holes that reach inside the tree are a weak spot for the tree, where its strength is gone in that particular area. A strong storm puts the tree in danger of falling, which is a hazard to the property around it, along with people.

Future Planning for Your Trees

While this last tip is not for the trees you currently have in your yard, it is for trees you may decide to plant in your yard in the future. If you live in an area where strong storms are common, you may want to consider planting stronger species of trees. Some types of trees withhold better without much extra care and concern. Types of trees to consider are maple trees, fir trees and oak trees.