Living in South Florida, we’ve seen the damage that a storm can do to our landscapes. The pummeling rain, crackling lightning and destructive winds can nearly destroy our trees. This doesn’t only happen during hurricane season, either. But if you walk outside after the next storm to find your lush greenery has been made into a mess, don’t fret. Tree trimming can help bring your trees back to life!
Here’s what to do if a storm damages your tree.
Step one: assess the situation. Be sure to approach trees with caution, and steer clear of rogue powerlines and seemingly bottomless puddles.
Your tree is in promising shape if:
● The tree still looks healthy and without much structural damage
● Major limbs are still in tact
● The leader (the main branch growing upward) has not been lost
● At least half the tree’s branches and leaves survived
● Wounds are only a few inches in size
● Remaining branches are located in spots that can grow to help the tree fill out evenly again
In this case, the damage is not too severe and tree trimming can save the tree. If only some of the above statements apply, it is wise to perform a milder, more careful tree trimming and let the tree recover for a while before assessing again.
Unfortunately, not all trees can be saved, especially if the damage is irreversible. Sure signs of this include a split trunk and if more than 50% of the tree’s crown is gone. Tree trimming isn’t worth it—and won’t be effective—in this scenario.
Step two: call us! Tree trimming Miami can reverse the damage that storms do on our lawns and restore their beauty. If you think your tree can survive the storm, call us immediately (the sooner the better) and we’ll give it the first aid it needs to thrive again!