Fall in the Pacific Northwest is a time when we experience persistent clouds and cold rainfall. During this time of year, however, heavy rain from severe storms can damage or even uproot trees. While this type of weather is expected, there are some effective tree care methods to prevent tree damage due to autumn storms like uprooting, toppling, and more.
Preventative Tree Care
The most effective method to prevent unwanted tree damage caused by severe weather is to keep a tree healthy and strong. In order to do this, you need to take proactive measures with preventative tree care services.
Prune and Maintain
In order to maintain the health and structural integrity of your trees, you need to ensure they are well pruned to minimize the effects of storm damage. Windsail reduction is a preventative tree care service that works to reduce wind resistance in a tree’s canopy. By selectively removing branches, a certified arborist can reduce a windsail effect by increasing wind penetration and passage throughout the crown of a tree. This, in turn, will make a tree less likely to bend or fail during heavy wind storms.
The health of a tree’s roots is just as important as the overall structure of its canopy. When the soil becomes overly saturated due to a fall storm, it’s important to examine your trees for any signs of damage or weakening of the root system. In the event of a heavy wind storm, a weak root system can cause a tree to split or even fall over. If the root system of a tree becomes excessively damaged, an emergency tree removal service may be necessary to prevent damage to your home and property.
Hazardous Tree Removal
It’s not always easy to tell if you need a hazardous tree removal service. However, it’s better to have a tree diagnosed before it falls unexpectedly causing damage or harm. If you suspect a tree on your property is dying or damaged, it’s important to contact a certified arborist as soon as possible. While sick trees can sometimes be saved, hazardous trees must be taken down immediately to protect your property and loved ones.
Westcoast Tree Care
When it comes to the safety of you and your loved ones, it’s important to monitor the health and safety of your trees before severe weather sets in.
At Mountain West Arbor Care, we work hard to make sure the trees on your property are healthy, well-maintained and as safe as possible. We can evaluate your trees and help minimize any potential safety hazards by keeping them pruned and cared for. If you suspect a tree on your property might fail during a heavy storm, it’s important to have it inspected by a tree care professional. Our certified arborist would be more than happy answer any questions you may have and look over your property while providing you with a no-cost, no-obligation quote.
Contact us at 1.800.767.8733 (TREE).