Trees can add value to property; they can contribute to reducing the energy bills, provide shade for outdoor activities, and even be a part of the outside fun. As a major asset to anyone’s landscape, people want to take care of their trees. As many strategically plant young trees and provide the nurturing and care needed as they grow, it can be really disappointing when the Georgia weather does a number on them. Whether they are able to survive the extreme weather conditions or we are forced to remove them, it is frustrating to see our efforts demolish a tree or mangle them. In an effort to be proactive, we at Milam’s Tree Service would like to offer a few tips to help you increase the likelihood your tree will do better during the extreme weather storms.
Tips for Protecting Trees from Wind Damage
Survey the Property: For a tree care plan, perform a survey of your trees to establish the basics. Evaluate the roots, trunk, bark, branches, and canopies. If necessary, your survey will better prepare to speak with a professional on better maintenance for your trees and at the least give you an idea where to start. Be sure to this annually so you can note any changes as the trees mature and their structures advances. You will likely be able to notice if any trees start to look sick, have signs damage, or are leaning and can contact a professional for assistance.
Maintenance for Trees: Year-round maintenance is the best way to ensure their health is up to par when the severe weather rears up and they are able to protect themselves. Trees need to be watered consistently according to the type of tree. Younglings require more water than mature trees. If you are unsure, contact a professional or do some research online if you know which type of trees you have. Mulch the base the tree and fertilize them as needed. A professional can also offer customized treatment and care unique trees need that are not native to the area.
Anchor Young Trees with Stakes: Monitor the weather; and when you know a storm is coming, the small, young trees should be anchored down. Put three or four 3-foot stakes into the ground around the trunk and with twine, secure them to the tree prior to the storm. Be sure the tree has some flexibility and is able to bend some with the wind. The tree will be easily damaged if you tie it too firmly.
Stake Removal: Any trees that are established and secured past the danger time should have the stakes removed. When the trunk can move in the wind a bit, the root systems develop better. Ultimately, the trunk itself will get stronger with the flex room.
Hire a Professional Tree Service: Finally have a professional tree service company maintain the proper pruning of the trees. If you spot any poor limbs that need to be removed, have a professional remove them.
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When you trees need pruning, call Milam’s Tree Service and let our experts take care of your trees. In the event your trees suffer from weather damage, our specialists can provide emergency services. Contact us today!