Oct 29, 2017

Tree Care Tips for Storm Recovery

Every year, Georgia sees its fair share of heavy storms. From flash floods and lighting strikes to hail and heavy winds, living in the Atlanta, GA area means you will likely suffer tree damage from time to time. While recovering from a storm, many home and business owners do not know how to check their trees to appropriately assess damage. It’s important not to ignore tree hazards, as even a subtle limb fracture from a tall pine tree can cause roof damage or personal injury days, weeks or months after the fact. At 404-CUT-TREE, we help residents and businesses in Atlanta, Alpharetta, Marietta, Sandy Springs, Buckhead and other metro area communities keep their trees healthy and yards safe from danger. If you’ve just experienced a rough storm and are wondering what your next steps should be, here are a few helpful hints.

Carefully Assess the Aftermath

Look to see how extensive the damage is to each one of your trees. The occasional downed limbs may not be an immediate cause for concern. However, if you see large limbs with cracks or damage, it could present a safety hazard. If any injury has occurred to the trunk itself or if you see exposed or uplifted roots, the tree might require specialized treatment from an arborist or need to be removed entirely. Be careful when checking for storm damage, as power lines may be down and heavy branches could fall while you’re below them.

Remove any Broken or Hanging Branches and Limbs

If the branches are relatively small and far away from any electrical lines, gently trim your trees where necessary. Avoid overdoing it, as the trees have likely already suffered a degree of shock from heavy winds and rain or lightning strikes. Consult an arborist or tree care professional if you notice anything unusual. If problems are left ignored, it could put the tree at risk of death, invite pests and plant disease or even cause injury to yourself or a loved one.

Make Sure You Work with an Experienced Tree Care Company

Unfortunately, every major storm also brings a wave of scam artists who are looking to make fast cash. Avoid hiring someone who isn’t qualified for the job. Watch out for price gouging and individuals who come to your property without appropriate tools or safety equipment. If an inexperienced person attempts to take care of a damaged limb or tries to remove the tree, they could damage your property or bring down power lines. Tree removal and large scale pruning requires a high level of training. When you hire 404-CUT-TREE, you’ll know you’re working with licensed and insured professionals who will perform quality services without causing property damage or putting your family at risk.

Do You Need Tree Care Following an Atlanta, GA Storm or Natural Disaster? Call 404-CUT-TREE

Are you recovering from storm damage? Get help from the arborists and experienced tree care providers at 404-CUT-TREE. We will send a team of professionals to your Atlanta area location with all the tools and equipment needed to get the job done right, for a reasonable price. Contact our office today to find out more information or to schedule a convenient appointment.