As exciting as it may be to have summer on the horizon, with that brings summer storms. Some of these storms are quite severe, and cause a significant amount of damage to your trees. When you take the right precautions early on in the season, you can save your trees from the damage caused by these thunderstorms. Milam’s Tree Service is here to share some tips to help you safeguard your trees this summer.
Tree Pruning & Trimming
When your tree canopy isn’t properly pruned, it can catch wind like an umbrella. The more wind resistance your tree has during a thunderstorm, the more damage that is likely to incur. When your trees are properly pruned, any branches that are diseased or dead will be removed and not left lying on the ground after the storm has run its course. If you don’t care for your trees properly, they are prone to disease, brittle and already damaged before the storm even hits. You would be surprised at what a difference annual pruning makes.
Keep Tree Roots Healthy
While the tree canopy is a big concern when it comes to summer storms, you should be equally aware of the tree’s root system as well. As long as your root system is sound, it won’t matter how hard the wind blows, your tree will stand strong. A great way to keep your root system strong is to add a wide ring of mulch at the base of your tree so that you avoid damaging your tree. This will also help your tree get the nutrients that it needs.
Don’t Plant Trees Near Power Lines
Power lines are always a concern when it comes to thunderstorms. You trees shouldn’t be anywhere near these dangerous line in the case of a thunderstorm. Power lines mixed with trees doesn’t just put your tree in danger, but your home as well. When you leave the pruning up to the professionals, they will make sure your trees are free and clear of this danger.
Tree Cavity? Check for Holes in Trees
Did you think that your teeth were the only places that cavities could be harmful? Trees can have cavities as well. When a tree has cavities, it is a sign that there is weakening due to rot or decay; leaving your tree hollow, weak and easily damaged.
Tree Storm Damage, Debris Clean Up, Emergency Tree Removal, Trimming, Pruning & More in McDonough, Jackson, Jonesboro, Fayetteville & Hampton GA | Fayette, Clayton & Henry Counties, Georgia
If you are concerned that your trees aren’t ready for the thunderstorms that are inevitable this summer, you can count on the experts at Milam’s Tree Service to help prepare and strengthen your trees with our expert tree trimming and pruning services. And if your trees do sustain damage in a storm, we can help clean up the debris and even remove trees that may be a danger to nearby people and property. We know how important your trees are to the beauty and curb appeal of your home. Let us help keep them safe. Call us today!