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Blog Posts in category " Storm Damage "
Wow! What a wet and crazy spring we’ve had. In many ways, we’re thankful for all the extra rainfall. Our region has been suffering terrible drought conditions for years and lakes were well below desirable levels. However, getting so much rain in such a short time has obviously come at a price. The most obvious being the intense flooding in many parts of the state. Less obvious to you may be the toll the weather has taken on your trees.
Make sure trees are healthy before a storm hits. Here in North Texas, we never know when we’ll suffer a severe storm. But we do know it’s bound to happen out of the blue. With such erratic weather behavior, its best to keep trees protected year round. Most tree injuries or hazards just aren’t visible to the untrained eye. You might be surprised to find what your trees could be hiding.
You might think hiding under a tree during a lightning storm is a good idea. However, trees can act like lightning rods. See what happened to one poor tree after an October storm hit.
When we get torrential downpours, like we’ve had recently, the soil around DFW can max out on its water-holding capacity. While it’s good for our water reservoirs and lakes to fill up, your trees could be drowning.
We were recently called out to a home in Arlington to remove a toppled tree. Before it fell down, if you were to look a the overall appearance of the tree, it may have appeared to be in good health. But here's what we found.
Did you lose large branches or even an entire tree in the storm? Did your tree split down the middle or was it pulled out of the ground at the roots? Many of these sad tree losses could have been prevented with proper tree care and skilled pruning.
Large heavy tree branches or co-dominant trunks are instantly stronger against heavy winds and rain when they are cabled and braced, reducing damage to your property, surrounding trees, and most importantly, you and your loved ones.
How often do you get home to find a multitude of business cards on your porch for “tree trimmers” in your area? It might seem like a good idea to call one since you know it’s important to keep trees trimmed for overall health. However, we highly recommend you go ahead and compost those cards!