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  • Writer's pictureRussell Fey

Preparing Your Trees For Storm Season

Tropical Storm

Storm season is right around the corner, and you shouldn’t just be concerned about the strength of your home. Preparing your home and landscape for harsh weather conditions can reduce your need to clean up devastation and damage after a severe weather event. Thunderstorms, hurricanes, and tornadoes can impact even the healthiest trees on your property. Being proactive with care and maintenance will be an essential part of protecting your trees both during and after a storm.

Protecting your trees: What to do?

One of the easiest ways to proactively plan for storm season is to walk your property and inspect trees. Look for problem areas such as dead and dying foliage, diseased and decomposing trees, and those that have damaged or split limbs that can damage your property during a storm. If you find any compromised trees on your property, hire a professional arborist to help treat, trim, or even eliminate diseased tissue. Regular inspection by both you and a trained arborist will help you assess tree health and save you both time and money after severe weather hits.

Prune regularly

Get your trees pruned regularly to help reduce the chances of damage during a storm. Remove weak and dead branches, trim limbs that are getting too close to your home, and pay particular attention to those branches that are hanging close to power lines. Strategic pruning plans will help your trees weather the storm more effectively than letting nature run its course. Have a professional tree care specialist assess your trees regularly to help preserve and protect their health.

Provide year-round care

Taking care of trees year-round is an excellent way to preserve their health and vitality. Trees that are well cared for during the year are far more likely to adjust to changing seasons and severe weather. Have a regular watering, fertilization, and care schedule that helps facilitate strength and optimal growth.

Hire a professional to help you navigate tricky aspects of tree care

Very few of us have the knowledge, skills, and tools to provide the best care for trees on our landscape. Hire a professional tree care specialist to assess your trees, identify potential issues, and craft care plans for ailing trees to ensure that your property remains strong and safe during inclement weather.

Replace dead and dying trees with new foliage that will strengthen your landscape

Even the most robust tree can succumb to damage and disease over time. If you don’t want to end up with a barren landscape, consider consulting an arborist for tips and advice on tree selection, planting, and care to ensure that your landscape continues to thrive.

Dealing with damage

Even with the best preparation, there are times when trees incur damage that just cannot be prevented. If you’re faced with clean-up after a catastrophic storm, assess your home and property for damage, including damage to your trees. Identify bent trees, broken limbs, and other issues that need to be cleaned up and removed by a qualified arborist. Do not attempt to move trees that have been uprooted or those that are in contact with power lines; a tree care professional is well-versed in all aspects of clean up and tree removal; leave the heavy lifting to the professionals to keep you and your loved ones safe after a storm.

We’ll tackle the tough stuff

Sarasota Tree Service professionals are qualified, caring, and committed to providing you with top-notch service and advice on all things related to your trees. Keeping you safe during all aspects of tree care, removal and installation is a top priority for us. Our cutting-edge technology and expertise ensure that your landscape needs are addressed year-round. Give us a call today to help you craft care and preservation plans as storm season approaches. Visit for more information.

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