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High Winds = Storm Damage = A Big Headache

We can control lots of things in this life, but unfortunately weather isn’t one of them. When it comes to dealing with weather, high winds can be one of the worst culprits for causing large amounts of destruction and storm damage. Especially when it comes to your trees.

Trees are designed to be incredibly resilient. They can flex and twist, but there are reasons why a tree can fail during a storm.

Improper Pruning

As with most things in life, for a tree to remain healthy a certain amount of maintenance and care is necessary. But there is more to pruning a tree than simply cutting off whichever limbs we think can go. There is a science to removing limbs and cutting the wrong ones can actually harm the tree and affect the structural integrity of it. That’s why it’s actually best to consult with a professional arborist before doing significant tree work.

Death or Disease

If a limb has become infected by disease or has died it should be dealt with immediately. Neglecting to deal with it is just a time bomb waiting to go off. But again simply removing that dead limb might not be enough, sometimes pruning is required throughout to keep the tree’s load-bearing ability in balance.

The Variety of Tree

All trees are different and some are just simply designed to handle storms and strong winds better than others. This is usually due to a weak limb and root structure. An example of a tree that struggles with storms would be the silver maple. It’s rapid growth rate and typical V-limb structure leave this towering type of tree vulnerable to limb loss in a storm situation.

If you have experienced storm damage with any of your trees don’t hesitate to reach out to Sequoia TreeScape. We offer fast and professional service within the York region, and would happy to come out and provide you with a free estimate. For more on our services check us out on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Contact us today.

Until Next Time,

Matt Gladwin – Owner

Certified Arborist

 

 

 

 

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