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How storm damage can affect my trees

Trees rarely need human interaction to remain healthy. They exist happily battling the elements themselves but sometimes that can change.

Recent adverse weather conditions have had a dramatic effect on many mature trees, destroying or significantly wounding them.

What happens?

High winds can easily lead to broken limbs and after heavy rainfall soil can become saturated which can expose weak roots. This increases the chances of the whole tree to topple over.

If you were one of the areas hit by the snow last year you may have noticed some adverse effects on your trees. As beautiful and as fun snow can be, it can be dangerous for our trees, adding to the already heavy weight on their branches.

But the good news is that there’s a solution.

Pruning is a great way to keep your tree healthy and in good preparation for possible storms, as dead or hanging limbs could cause failure in these conditions.

For trees in busy and populated areas, it’s very important these are regularly checked as they can cause serious damage or injury.

Being proactive in this to ready your trees is better than having to react to a problem as a result of bad weather.

We specialise in all aspects of tree care so please get in touch with us and see how we can help you.

We’ll be able to access the structure of the trees and recommend the best pruning, from cutting back long, heavy limbs, removing weight and installing bracing to support a tree.

Generally, mature trees should be pruned every 3 – 5 years but speaking to one of qualified arborists is recommended.

Give us a call on 01449 760780 today to speak to one of our experts.


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