Hurricane season is upon us, so it’s time to get prepared for the weather that lies ahead. Often times the first thing we do before a storm is stock up on essential supplies and make sure our homes and families are protected. However, we should also be thinking about our trees and the damage they could cause during a hurricane. High winds and heavy rain can wreak havoc on weak and stressed trees, causing branches to snap or trees to uproot. The key to minimizing your risk against property damage is storm preparedness. Only a certified arborist can ensure that your trees are being properly cared for and have optimal growing conditions.

One of the most vital steps you can take to prepare your trees for hurricane season is to prune them. A strong, deep-rooted tree may not fall during a hurricane storm, but weak limbs and branches may. Broken, dead, or damaged limbs can be torn from trees during a storm and turned into dangerous objects that can cause serious damage to your home or vehicle. Here are two other ways you can prepare your trees for hurricane season:

  • Increase Tree and Soil Health. When a tree is in good health and is surrounded by healthy soil, its chances for surviving a hurricane significantly improve. Trees should be inspected by a professional arborist before hurricane season begins to ensure that there are no threats to their health.
  • Secure Trees With Cabling and Bracing. It’s important to protect younger, more vulnerable trees with cabling and bracing to prevent total tree loss when a hurricane occurs.

This is a great time of year to remove dead, diseased, and dying trees. When a major storm is about to strike, it’s important to assess the health of your trees. Storms can severely impact the health of your trees to the point where tree removal is necessary. If your tree is too close to property or power lines, looks infected by disease or insects, or has cracks in its trunk, it may be at risk of falling on your home or property during a storm and should be removed before any serious damage can occur.

Jones Road Tree Service is pleased to offer a full range of professional, safe, and efficient tree care services for all residential and commercial properties across the greater Houston area. Our team of certified arborists understands all facets of tree care and health, and strives to ensure your trees are in good health so they can withstand hurricanes. Give us a call today at (281) 469-0458.