Most damage to a property during severe weather occurs when limbs or trees fall. High winds and saturated soil conditions typical of summer storms can cause tree roots to fail and branches to weaken. During winter, the weight of ice and snow accumulation can be equally damaging, resulting in failure of branches and entire trees. None of this is any easy experience for a homeowner. That is why pre-storm strategies are recommended to identify potentially hazardous conditions and help reduce the risk of damage before stormy weather occurs.
In many cases, hazards are not always obvious to the untrained eye and correcting them can be a dangerous job. While it is impossible to totally protect your trees and property from severe storms, a certified arborist can inspect for issues that could affect trees. This could include a climbing inspection or an analysis of decay that may be present in the branches, tree trunk, or roots.
Based on what is found, appropriate treatments can help trees and shrubs better endure weather events. When there is an issue with the tree's structure, installation of cables or braces can strengthen the tree's ability to withstand high winds or heavy snow. Pruning can also help with this and it is essential to remove any dead or hanging limbs that may pose a threat.
Be wary of a tree service that recommends removal without reason. Trees provide beauty and add value to your property so removal should only be considered where high-risk conditions exist that cannot be effectively mitigated.
Even if you routinely care for your trees, when a severe storm hits, be sure to have a tree surgeon review your property for any issues resulting from weather damage.
Emergency tree services
Our arborist are fast, courteous, and offer upfront prices for all emergency tree care work. No need to worry about whether you’ll be able to remove the hundreds of branches and debris all over your landscape. Our experienced crews know how to get your property back to a clean, polished look. No matter how extensive or how minimal the storm damage was.
Tree-Surgeon Essex is made up of a team of professional arborists that love working with trees. If you need help with trees in Essex, then give us a call today on 01708 578 017.