What to Do In the Event of Storm Damage Regarding Your Tree(s)
If your tree suffers storm damage there are many options
available. First its important to recognize that damaged trees can pose a
serious threat to the wellbeing of your family, home, business, as well as
yourself. Storm damage often comes in the form of broken limbs, branches, and
damage to the trunk. Broken branches are a common threat and should be pruned
away immediately to prevent harm. You may inspect your tree yourself after a
storm and determine that the tree is safe from causing harm. This assumption
can be very dangerous.
Due to the complex nature of tree limbs, it is entirely
possible that branches can create a net for the capturing of branches that
fell. In which case the only factor missing for these limbs to hit the ground
is enough wind pressure, or precipitation. This is why it’s important for an
experienced arborist to inspect your trees for safety following large storms.
The cost of tree removal or tree pruning vastly outweighs the potential harm
caused by damaged trees whether monetary or health.