Yard Cleanups After Tree Storm Damage
Storm damage is responsible for wreaking havoc on property all around the world, at any time of the year. Regardless of if it’s raining, hailing, or even a tropical storm, it only takes a single tree to completely ruin a whole yard.
If you own a home and plan on planting trees, please remember to take into account the area where you are planting your tree. You should avoid planting rapid growing trees next to buildings, utility/phone lines, and picnic areas. If you have a tree already growing in a related area, you can reduce the risk of damage by pruning your tree. Storm damage is annoying to clean up as well as ridiculously time consuming and even dangerous at times. When a tree is damaged, there is no way to heal its wounds. If your tree has been effected by an ice storm, leave it alone until nature takes its course. The coat of ice on the tree both supports and holds the tree down.
When assessing property damage after storms, remember to leave badly bowed down or buried trees alone. However you can tap lower branches to bounce them and relieve the most stressed areas. You can use the bristle end of a broom to bounce the middle branches of a shrub to get rid of any deformation.
If there’s major damage to your property such as a fallen tree or limb you should contact your local arborist as soon as possible to prevent further damage. Storm damage can be prevented by proper placement and pruning of a tree upon planting as well as pruning an unfortunately placed tree.