Summer storms can wreak havoc on your landscape. As the tallest and most prominent features in your yard, trees often get the brunt of the damage. The good news is there are steps you can take now to protect your trees against severe weather through the summer season and beyond.
Keep Your Trees Healthy
Sturdy, well-maintained trees will fare best through high winds and other stormy conditions. This is why you’ll want to make sure you’re caring for your trees year-round, as a little frequent TLC can go a long way in keeping your trees healthy.
Most mature trees get adequate water through rainfall, but extended droughts can compromise even the healthiest root systems. If your area is experiencing a heat wave, be sure to provide water for both new and established trees.
Mulching is another tactic that can keep your trees in great shape. It’s a simple yet effective way to lock moisture in around the root system, but it also keeps other issues at bay. From pests to invasive weeds, many issues can be avoided by mulching around the base of your tree every spring and fall. Aim for three to four inches of depth.
Remove Problem Branches
Of course, one of the biggest threats on your property during storm season is a dead or damaged branch that could come down with heavy gusts. The importance of routine trimming and pruning cannot be overstated when it comes to keeping your home safe. While you may be able to remove small, low-lying branches on your own, any larger branches warrant professional help.
Although winter is the ideal time for pruning – when new growth is halted and you’re less likely to injure the tree – problem branches shouldn’t wait. Pruning removes at-risk limbs, including those that are damaged by disease. Since these branches have little to no healthy bark, they’re more vulnerable and thus more likely to come down during a storm.
To an untrained eye, it’s not always possible to tell which branches pose a threat. If you’re unsure whether you might need professional pruning, we’ll be happy to perform an inspection. We’ll make sure your trees are stormproof so your property stays safe through severe summer storms.
In the Event of Storm Damage
Sometimes, all the safeguards in the world are still no match for Mother Nature. Living in an area prone to tropical storms and hurricanes, we’re all unfortunately likely to experience weather-related damage at one point or another. If your property has been hit hard by a summer storm, we’re here to help.
Hurricane-force winds can uproot trees that have stood healthy for years. They can also bend and twist trunks, causing internal damage to the tree’s structure. Whether you have a single tree that needs to be removed or you have a yard full of heavy branches, trust our team to get the job done. We offer prompt and thorough storm recovery services to get your lawn looking its best again. We can also assess your property for hidden damage to trees and their root systems that may need to be addressed.
No matter what your tree care needs entail this summer, turn to Premier Tree Solutions for expert services delivered by certified arborists. Our detail-oriented team will treat your property as if it’s our own, providing the best level of care for your trees and surrounding grounds. To schedule a tree consultation, call 404-252-6448 or reach out to us online.