With all of the commotion in the southeastern coastal states, you will probably be a bit concerned about hurricanes and their effects on your home. We’re still in July, but hurricane season will be here in full swing before you know it. It’s no secret at all that tropical storms and hurricanes can completely devastate your home, and all you have to do is look at a few photos from the Bahamas and Florida to see. It is not pretty at all, and you don’t want that happening to your property’s trees. Luckily, there are a few different precautions for you to take to ensure your trees will be safe in the long run. Read on to learn more!
Make Sure that Your Trees are Pruned
It is imperative to know that your trees are appropriately groomed before the storms hit. Unstable limbs can be the first to turn into debris. It is also possible that without enough out-of-control branches, the tree could uproot entirely. By getting your trees pruned, you are allowing for more resistance against the wind. You are removing dead limbs that could cause potential danger to your house and yourself. Most importantly, you are keeping your family safe in the process.
Feed Your Trees
While this is more of a long-term precaution for you to take, it is still vital that your trees are sustained and healthy year-round. Make sure that you’re using the right fertilizers, watering consistently, and mulching when needed. This type of care will strengthen the roots, making the tree’s branches healthier. It is much less likely to uproot during a storm when this is the case too.
Determine Your Most Susceptible Trees
Young trees and old trees both are the most defenseless when it comes to hurricanes and storms. Younger trees less than five years old do not have extensive root systems, so they have very little holding them in place. Likewise, older trees have fragile root systems and decaying branches, meaning storms will be strong enough to uproot them entirely. When preparing your home for a hurricane, make sure you’ve cleared away anything underneath your young and old trees. It is also very important for you to have these all pruned too. These are some of the best ways to prepare your property’s trees against a vicious storm.
Tree Care and Maintenance from Harford Tree
Ready to have the beautiful yard you have always dreamed of? Harford Tree Experts & Landscaping, Inc has been in the business for decades, providing customers with quality work and quick responses all at the right price. We service the areas of Harford County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City areas including Bel Air, Fallston, Perry Hall, Towson, Essex, Parkville, White Marsh, and Middle River. For service during business hours, reach out to us or give us a call at 410-592-7321. We offer 24/7 emergency service as well, just give us a call at 443-250-6649. For updates about our business and more informative tips, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.