Autumn storms often bring heavy rains and high winds that can cause damage to trees that have endured the long dry summer months. Some of the problems that you will have to deal with may include downed trees and broken branches. You will also want to look for weakened trees and branches to care for them and protect them from damage during the next storm. The following tips will help you with the repairs that need to be done to care for your trees when autumn brings severe weather:
1. Evaluating Damage to Your Home That Large Branches and Fallen Trees Have Caused
To start with dealing with storm damage to your home and trees on your property, you want to get out and evaluate the situation. First, from a safe distance, do a visual inspection to ensure no branches have caused structural damage or roof leaks. In addition, also look at other trees on your property that are further away to ensure that they have not been damaged either.
2. Ensure Your Safety When Working Around Storm Damage to Trees Near Your Home and Utility Lines
When storms cause damage to the trees around your home, they often cause damage to utility lines. If there are trees on your property that are touching any utility lines, you want to make sure to let emergency services help with the repairs to avoid injury. In addition, use caution when dealing with tree debris around your home and structural damage due to downed trees on your property.
3. Cutting Branches and Thinning Tree Canopies That Are a Hazard to Your Safety and to Your Home
The branches that overgrow in tree canopies can also be a danger to your home during storms; even if they have not caused any damage yet. Therefore, you want to make sure that tree canopies are trimmed every year to ensure they do not overgrow and to promote healthy growth. In addition, if you have larger or old-growth trees, consider having a professional arborist evaluate the health of your trees regularly to ensure they do not pose a hazard to your property or the safety of your family.
4. Getting Emergency Help with Trees That Have Caused Severe Structural Damage to Your Home
When the trees around your home have caused serious structural damage, you do not want to deal with the damage on your own. First, contact emergency services for help dealing with dangers like utility damage, and then, contact a professional arborist service for help with emergency trimming or tree removal that needs to be done before you can repair the damage to your home.
These are some tips to help deal with tree care when autumn weather brings storms that cause damage. If you need help with storm damage, contact an arborist service to deal with fallen and damaged trees.