The high and rough winds and extreme rains of summer storms can wreak havoc on your landscaping, especially for your property’s trees. Younger and older trees alike can fall victim to the summer’s extreme weather, which is why it is essential to know how to take care of your trees once the storms have cleared up. Read on to learn how to take care of your trees after an intense thunderstorm and how Harford Tree can help!
Quickly and Carefully Assess the Damage
If the tree that is affected is one that’s become a family favorite, such as a sturdy oak that has lasted generations, it is easy to get caught up in the emotions. It will usually be beneficial to call in the professionals to assess the damages with you to see if trees can be saved correctly. In some instances, you might have to act quickly, such as if the tree is about to fall onto your home, property, or electrical lines. If there’s no immediate danger, you’ll have the time to work with a certified arborist to decide on a proper line of action.
Consider What is Best for Your Tree
If your tree affected by the storm was healthy and young, it might be able to recover pretty well. For certain instances of large limb loss, a tree might have some significant tree pruning. After pruning, the site of the cut might weep and will have to be monitored for decay and insects, but typically, it’ll scab over, and the tree will be able to recover entirely. If multiple branches have been broken or lost, you will want to remove them and allow for a monitoring period. If no further damage becomes visible, you might follow up with tree pruning. On the other hand, if wilting and weak leaves or dead spots become noticeable may be serious, and the tree might have to be evaluated by a professional. If the damage is extreme enough, such as damage to your trunks, or multiple large limbs, it may be the best choice to remove it and replace it with a new tree.
Avoid any Scams
In the aftermath of a gigantic storm, you may be approached by both disreputable and reputable landscaping company. While door to door business for clients in some regions of operation is something that landscaping companies usually do, always take care before shelling out your hard-earned money. There’s plenty of scam companies who will offer to repair your landscape and hardscape to perform tree removals. Always ask them their licensing and make sure to check their reviews before agreeing to any tree services.
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.