Even if we have a winter with little snow accumulation, damage caused by the wild fluctuation in temperatures and high winds may have caused serious problems for your trees and shrubs. Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t see the early signs of these hidden dangers, and that can result in catastrophic issues later on. There are some warnings you can see ahead of time, while others require the trained eye of an ISA Certified Arborist.
Why Winter Can Be Particularly Hard on Your Trees and Shrubs
Wild fluctuations in temperatures in wintertime can put your trees and shrubs under major stress. In the Philly area, we tend to see spring-like days followed abruptly by deep drops in temperature, followed by a quick thaw out and then hail and icy conditions. Rapid temperature changes lead to root system problems, cracks and compromised limbs. That is a huge red flag in the tree industry!
Look for Signs of Distress in your Trees and Shrubs
Even if your trees and shrubs didn’t fall in storms this winter, they still may have been negatively affected. There are some warning signs homeowners can look for:
An ISA Certified Arborist can Spot the “Hidden Dangers”
Oftentimes after a storm, homeowners will breathe a sigh of relief if none of their trees or shrubs fell. That false sense of security can leave trees unchecked, so it’s vital to have an ISA Certified Arborist do a full post-winter inspection. Your Giroud Arborist can check for signs of hidden dangers that you may not be able to see.
What can be Done to Fix the Damage
Your Giroud Arborist will assess each tree and shrub and determine the best course of action to combat the damage done by this wild winter weather.
Being Proactive is the Best Course of Action
The only way to know for sure that your trees and shrubs are healthy and safe is to have them closely inspected by an ISA Certified Arborist. Giroud Tree and Lawn offers FREE inspections all year long. Your Giroud Arborist can help remedy all the lingering effects of winter and ensure your property is safe all year long!
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