A Storm Damaged My Tree… What Should I Do?
It can be traumatic when a storm blows through the neighborhood and wreaks havoc on your trees. For many homeowners, trees have sentimental value, such as a sapling you planted when you moved in or to mark the birth of a child. Often, they provide much-valued privacy and shade. After a storm, time is of the essence in assessing the damage to your trees and you will need to contact a local tree service so that appropriate action can be taken to try and save them.
How Badly is the Tree Damaged?
Sometimes, tree damage will be obvious, as in the case of broken, split, hanging or fallen branches. You may also notice if the soil around the base of the tree is disturbed, particularly if it’s raised on one side and depressed on the other. Roots may be exposed or lifted out of the soil or a tree may be noticeably leaning to one side.
When a tree has been severely and visibly damaged by a storm that has blown through Miami Shores, calling a local tree service for assistance as soon as possible is the wisest action to take. That tree could be at risk of falling and causing damage to your home, property, and family, or that of your neighbors.
After the Storm – First Steps to Aid Your Tree
Leave high, big or heavy branches with damage to a tree service in South Florida; they have the tools and equipment to safely trim or remove them. However, you can prune smaller broken branches back to the larger branch to avoid further damage to the tree. Don’t go overboard trying to make the tree look even on both sides, though – you might take off more branches than needed and actually hinder the tree’s ability to recover.