In the wake of all the destruction to trees and properties that comes from seasonal storms, many homeowners were left wondering: “What could I have done to prevent catastrophic storm damage?” While it’s impossible to predict the next storm, there are actions you can take to greatly reduce your risk of tree damage.
Why Some Trees Fair Better in Strong Storms than Others
Washington Lane in Huntingdon Valley suffered some of the worst storm damage two years ago. However, one property, owned by a Giroud Tree & Lawn customer, escaped practically unscathed!
“We consistently do maintenance pruning at this property,” explains Drew Slousky, Giroud Arborist and Vice President. “Since this customer has us out there for routine health and safety inspections, we can catch any issues before they become big problems.”
We know that health and safety checkups give trees and shrubs a fighting chance against stormy weather. Here are some ways to ensure they live long and vibrant lives:
- Maintenance pruning
- Cabling weak limbs
- Injections of vitamins and minerals
- Combating insect damage
Know About the “Hidden Dangers” before Storm Damage Happens
Even if your trees and shrubs didn’t fall in the latest storms, they still may have been negatively affected.
- Tree root systems may have been compromised
- Stress cracks may have formed in the trunks
- Weak limbs may now be supporting too much weight
Be Proactive and Schedule a Property Inspection Today
The only way to know for sure if your trees and shrubs are healthy and safe is to have an ISA Certified Arborist conduct a thorough post storm inspection. Call today to schedule this FREE appointment with your Giroud Arborist!