When the aftermath of a major storm is shown on the news, we typically see footage of trees collapsed on roofs, crushing the home underneath. After seeing those striking images, we can understand why some of us feel nervous anytime a heavy storm rolls by. While controlling Mother Nature is not possible, Five Star Tree Services has put together a list of suggestions to help prevent trees from damaging your property during a storm.
Remove Trees That Are Ill Placed
Some well-loved trees simply must be removed because they are growing in a location that can cause harm. In some cases, the harm will be caused to the tree if it can’t grow a strong root system. In other cases, it may be because the root system will encroach upon the foundation of your home. Sometimes, trees may even grow in areas that never have firm ground, and thus are prone to failure and falling during a storm. If you’re unsure of whether a tree is safe, contact our Toronto tree removal experts for assistance.
Remove Unwanted Trees
Plenty of large, well-loved trees may line a property. There are also an equal number of trees that may surround a home because no one has cared to remove them. It is easy to ignore small trees as they grow, but once they become mature, they can become a danger to your home if left unmaintained. It’s important to periodically survey your property to get rid of trees that you don’t want or those that may pose a danger in the future.
Take Care of Your Permanent Trees
Trees that you do plan to keep on your property will need to be properly maintained in order to keep them healthy and safe. They should be pruned regularly. They also need to be watered to ensure they are strong and have a well-established root system to anchor them to the earth. Any branches that split and begin to grow like an extra tree trunk should be trimmed. This will help the tree, roots, and crown grows in healthy proportions.
Get Professional Assistance
Working with an experienced company such as Five Star Tree Services will ensure that your property and your trees get the care they need to stay strong. An expert arborist who visits your property regularly will be able to assess your trees to ensure they are not a risk to you, your family, property, or other pedestrians.
How We Can Help
If you need a professional tree maintenance service to keep your house safe from falling trees, contact Five Star Tree Services. We are always here to give you advice, provide tree care and remove any trees that pose a threat. Our team offers a wide range of affordable options to fit any homeowner’s needs. For more information regarding our service packages, give our experts a call at (416) 990-3355 today.