With the summer rolling in so are those summer storms. We all are worried about how to protect our homes during this season; one of the best ways is to prepare your property, specifically your trees. You may be wondering, “How do I do that?” Well fear no further! Here are a few tips on how to effectively prepare your trees against harsh rains and winds that come with this stormy season.
Tip # 1: Prune those Trees!
Help prevent wind resistance with the pruning of your tree canopies! Wind resistance can typically cause damage to the trees trunk and branches. Along with thinning out the top of the canopy, pruning will also help remove dead, diseased, and damaged branches that could fall during a storm.
Tip # 2: Check those Roots!
Leaning trees could mean your tree might have a root problem. Therefore it’s time to check those roots! Your Certified Arborist can help check your roots. Another way, if your roots are currently strong, to protect your roots is to use a wide ring of mulch around the base of your tree. This helps protect from damage and get water and nutrients through the soil to the roots. When in doubt have them checked!
Tip # 3: Look for those Cavities!
Cavities don’t just apply to your teeth; they also apply to your tree. If there is any open cavity or decay your tree might be weak, hollow, and easily damaged. Have your Certified Arborist check your tree for a professional opinion.
* If any of these are a concern, contact Rainbow Treecare today and have one of our ISA Certified Arborists give you a consultation before the next storm rolls on in!