Most damage to property during severe weather events occurs due to falling trees and limbs. High winds and saturated soil conditions typical of winter storms can cause tree roots to fail and branches to weaken. Limbs may be torn free during storms or an entire tree may fall, causing power outages, property damage, and even personal injury. Trees that retain foliage in winter such as conifers and certain oaks are most at risk for damage because the foliage adds weight and wind resistance.
While it is impossible to totally protect your trees and property from severe storms, there are some basic procedures that can help reduce the risk of damage. We can inspect for defects and conditions that could predispose your trees to failure.
In many cases these hazards are not always obvious to the untrained eye and correcting them can be a dangerous job. That’s why before remedial treatments are recommended or any work is performed, it may be necessary to fully inspect trees and conduct a more detailed assessment if needed. This could even include a climbing inspection or an analysis of decay that may be present in the branches, stems, or roots.