If you live in an area where storms are a regular feature of the climate, preparing your trees well in advance of the bad weather is essential. Advance preparation is important for the health of your trees and the safety of your property.
Here's some advice on preparing your trees for storm season.
Look for Vulnerable Trees
The first thing to do is identify any trees that are more vulnerable to storm damage than others.
A common problem that can affect trees of any species is dehydration. But you water your precious trees regularly, especially in very warm spells of weather, so how could they be dehydrated? Well, soil compaction could be your problem. Here's how to treat and prevent soil compaction.
What causes soil compaction?
Each time you walk around your trees or push your lawn mower over the grass beneath them, you risk causing soil compaction.
A garden filled with flourishing plants and flowers is a feast for the eyes, and a pleasant place to relax. A suitably placed tree can also serve to make your garden more aesthetically pleasing, whilst offering shade during the summer. However, as trees mature and grow they can sometimes become a hindrance. If you feel a tree on your property is more trouble than it is worth you might have to consider removing it.
The stats are frightening. Did you know that about 900 million trees were being cut annually as of 2014? Unfortunately, the number is increasing, and deforestation is still doing quite some damage to the ecosystem. Thankfully, change begins with one person. That's why you, as a tree owner, need to take good care of your trees. However, tree work is not as easy as it seems. Apart from planting them, they could be quite a handful to maintain.
If you have trees on your property, it's almost certain that, from time-to-time, branches will come down, especially during periods of stormy weather. Unfortunately, losing limbs can cause irreparable damage to trees if you don't know how to care for them post-injury. Here are some top tips on how to salvage your tree, should the worst happen and a branch comes down.
Although your first reaction to a fallen limb might be to approach the tree and check out the damage, you could be placing yourself in danger by doing so.