Spring is officially here and with a cold winter behind us, now is the perfect time to get outdoors and start enjoying the warm sunshine. It’s also a good time to check on the health and safety of your trees, especially those near your home. While spring and summer tend to be fairly mild as far as the weather is concerned, it’s perfectly normal for an unexpected storm to roll through causing anything from a flash flood to unexpected property damage. That’s why it’s important to stay on top of things by preventing damage from occurring with preventative tree care services.
Even the strongest trees can take a beating from heavy winds, rain and lightning strikes. In fact, broken branches and damaged trees can fall at the most unexpected times causing detrimental damage to your home, roof, windows, cars and power lines. When this happens it’s usually because trees were planted too close to a home, causing branches to loom dangerously over high traffic areas as they grow. Even if a tree and its branches are healthy, it can still pose a serious safety threat to you and your loved ones.
Protect Your Property With Preventative Tree Care
ISA Certified Arborists recommend having your trees properly pruned and maintained each year to prevent tree failure from occurring during heavy storms that occasionally sweep through the Pacific Northwest. Not only will you protect your home and loved ones from potential tree damaged caused by severe weather, you will also ensure the greatest possible growing conditions for your trees while keeping them structurally sound and aesthetically pleasing. Keep in mind that only a certified arborist can provide you with the proper guidance when it comes to pruning, windsail reduction, deadwood removal, view enhancement and hazardous tree removal.
When Trees Damage Your Property
If your home or property has already been damaged by a fallen tree or limb, it’s important to seek the professional help of a certified arborist immediately. A tree care professional can secure the damaged area to prevent further damage from occurring. After careful planning and analysis, they will utilize their expertise, experience, and equipment to safely remove a hazardous tree or limbs to prevent further damage to your home or property. Once the site has been secured, it’s important to determine the extent to which your home or property has been damaged. Make sure to take photos of the damage and keep the receipts of anything you purchase, including supplies and services to handle an emergency situation. You will eventually use this information when making a claim to your insurance company.
Contact Westcoast Tree Care
Don’t take unnecessary risks. While trees are a lovely addition to your home, it’s best to be proactive when it comes to addressing any potential safety concerns by keeping your trees properly pruned and cared for. Preventative tree care will not only prolong the life of a tree but prevent unwanted property damage down the road.
Contact Westcoast Tree Care at 1.800.767.8733. Our certified arborist will evaluate your trees and assess any potential storm hazards with a no-cost, no-obligation quote.