Large, mature trees can greatly enhance the value and beauty of your property, but they can also be a liability in the face of a storm. Maintaining your landscape and ensuring your trees are in good health not only increases your home’s value, but it also protects you from the costly consequences of storm damage. On average, investing in landscaping can yield a 100% return when you sell your home.
However, the aftermath of a storm can be devastating, with tree removal alone costing upwards of $150. Although homeowners insurance may cover some of the damage, the best way to secure your property is to make your landscape and trees storm-ready.
This is where a professional tree specialist can help, providing the knowledge and expertise to keep your trees healthy and equipped to handle high winds and heavy storms. Get started on making your landscape and trees storm-resistant today.
Remove Overly Exposed and Unhealthy Trees
Trees on your property offer many benefits, such as providing shade, privacy, and shelter from the wind. However, trees located in open areas are more susceptible to storm damage, especially if they have a weakened root system or show signs of age, disease, or decay.
To protect your property from potential damage, speak to a tree specialist about relocating or removing exposed-root trees and any trees that are unhealthy, diseased, or showing signs of aging. These trees are more likely to break branches or uproot during a storm, causing damage to your home or yard.
By taking proactive steps to maintain the health of your trees and remove those that may pose a threat, you can ensure a safe and storm-resistant landscape for your property.
Prune Your Trees
For storm-ready trees, proper pruning techniques are essential. Your tree specialist will make deep cuts into the outer branches of your trees, preserving the thicker foliage in the center, and creating stronger branches that can
Wind can flow through trees more efficiently if the branches are cut in a certain way, reducing the risk of entire trees uprooting. Your tree specialist will also remove any branches that overhang your garage, roof, fence, or other trees, or that threaten to come into contact with power lines. Regular pruning, either annually or as recommended by your tree specialist, is crucial for maintaining the health and longevity of your trees. If you notice any broken, dead, or diseased branches between pruning sessions, inform your tree specialist immediately.
Healthy trees are better equipped to withstand storms. Contact our specialists at R & R Tree and Landscaping in Atlanta for a professional assessment of your trees, or if you have any storm-related tree and landscape concerns. We offer 24-hour emergency services and are always available to answer any questions you may have.