Assessing Storm Damage from a Tree
In many cases, we’re usually able to save a tree or patch up damage so it heals up. In a worst case scenario, your tree will have to be removed simply for safety reasons. Unfortunately, the elements can wreak havoc on trees and their branches. Wind and thunderstorms can be powerful enough to break large branches and even fell a tree. During the winter months, long periods of snow and ice sitting on branches can weigh them down causing cracks and inevitable breakage.
In most cases, we provide extensive tree pruning and expertly cut only the branches that need to be removed. It’s imperative that this is done properly as one bad cut could increase the likelihood of tree disease or insect infestation. We tend to trim away branches that are already broken, dead, diseased, dying or crossing/rubbing with other branches. This increases airflow as well as light penetration and will end up providing greater defenses for your tree(s) during storms.
If your tree has serious damage and may be leaning in one particular direction, at this point we may recommend a strong cabling & bracing system in order to increase tree structural support. We will do whatever is in our power to save your tree.