Significant property damage, deaths, and serious injuries can happen when bad storms topple trees.
The usual reasons for trees coming down during high winds are a damaged root system and soggy soil. Besides a couple of broken limbs, healthy trees can withstand short periods of heavy rain and high winds. In cases where the soil is drenched, tree roots can’t grip the soil, and the whole tree falls. This is when you will have to call for tree removal service.
In some instances, healthy trees may become too heavy during a storm or shortly afterward. When this happens, sap is drawn into the canopy. For a tree to endure high winds, the roots must be healthy.
Roots and tree limbs could grow a particular way to put up with prevailing winds. If a storm hits these trees with winds from another direction, a few trees might topple. Root health is affected by lousy planting, root damage, and infrastructure crowding. This can also negatively impact the tree’s strength.
Trees planted in well-drained soil and at the right depth do much better in strong winds than when planted in an area with frequent wet soil or places where sidewalks, driveways, and roads restrict the roots.
Accurate pruning is vital to avoid damage
Trees that have been trimmed to not be on the roof or utility lines could become unhinged. Older trees’ branches need professional maintenance. It is critical to keep the canopy balanced with healthy, strong limbs and trunk.
The top causes of large tree limbs falling during high winds are disease, incorrect pruning, and the tree type. You can do more harm to a tree over time by pruning the wrong branches. For most big shade trees, a single main trunk is best. The most robust tree branches are the ones that sprout from the main trunk and aren’t crowded.
Diseased or dead limbs must be correctly trimmed. If a big sick or dead limb has to be taken out on one side, another limb might have to be removed on the other side. A certified arborist has the skills to help keep your tree healthy in the short term and a long time afterward.
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