Now that we are entering the tail end of the summer, hurricane season has arrived, bringing a general sense of unease and uncertainty to businesses and homeowners throughout the east coast. With Hurricane Ida slamming the Gulf Coast, it is important to take the time to learn about which trees around your property might be at risk during hurricane season. One good way to mitigate property damage during this season is to inspect your trees for any signs that they might be vulnerable to storm damage. Read on for a few signs to look out for in your property’s trees during a hurricane!
Trees Have Weakened due to Insect Infestation or Disease
When tree diseases and insects attack their targets, they cause the tree’s overall structure to weaken, along with any big branches or smaller limbs. A hurricane-force wind could easily knock these trees down or completely blow the limbs and branches off, turning them into flying projectiles. Suppose you know that a tree located on your property has had any tree diseases or issues with insect infestation. In that case, you should have the professional tree surgeons from Harford Tree to come examine it and assess its weaknesses.
Branches of the Trees are Growing Too Close to Structures on Your Property
Once a tree begins to grow too close to buildings or homes, it is already a serious hazard, but it could become much worse during a hurricane. Category 3 hurricanes can have winds anywhere from about 111 to 130 miles per hour, which could easily knock over a tree and cause it to fall into your buildings. This could result in injuries for those inside or catastrophic damage to the roof and walls too.
A Tree That Was Hurt in a Storm Could be a Liability
If a tree sustains any damage during a thunderstorm or even from an older hurricane, then it more than likely has to be removed as it can become a liability for your property. It will be weakened and then could easily blow over even during a tropical storm scenario. Harford Tree’s tree specialists can remove the tree safely without causing any damages to your business or home.
For more information on hurricanes and whether or not your property’s trees are at risk, give us a call!
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.