Tree damage occurs during all months of the year; however, the spring, summer and fall windstorms are not to be overlooked. Some examples of a preseason storm inspection include observing trees for damage, growth structure and patterns, risk management, root structure, disease, probability of property damage, tree location and irrigation schedules. This inspection sometimes requires climbing up into the tree to analyze decay if there is a suspected hazard from the ground.
Based on what is found after an analysis, an appropriate treatment plan can be created to help trees and shrubs better endure severe weather events. Some examples of these options involve pruning to remove all dead and hanging limbs, cabling and bracing to provide structural support, and sometimes removing the tree or shrub all together if levels of risk are unacceptable.
High winds and sometimes over saturated soil conditions typical of the March through November months can cause tree roots to fail and branches to weaken resulting in damages to structures, animals, vehicles, and sometimes people.
While it is impossible to totally protect your trees and property from severe storms, Arbor Works can inspect for issues that could predispose your trees to failure.