How to Inspect Trees After a Storm

After a strong storm moves through the area, it’s important to inspect both the exterior of your home and your landscaping. From flooding to cracked tree branches, damage caused by a storm should be dealt with as quickly as possible. Especially if the situation is hazardous.

The following three steps will help you inspect trees and clean up after a storm:

#1: Examine branches for damage: Stand at the base of each tree in your yard, paying close attention to each branch. If you can’t get a good look toward the top, use a stepladder to get closer. Cracked branches require attention, either through removal or repair.

#2: Clean up fallen debris: Strong wind can result in branches, sticks, leaves, and other debris collecting in your yard. As you clean up, do your best to determine where the debris came from. This will give you a clear idea of where to inspect for damage.

#3: Inspect for flooding: Heavy rain can damage more than your home, with the root system of your trees taking on quite a bit of stress. While most trees can tolerate soggy soil for a short period of time, poor drainage can cause water to accumulate and drown the root system. If you notice pooling water around your tree, dig a temporary ditch to improve drainage. Once the ground dries, consider installing a drainage system and/or adjusting the soil grade.

Don’t Delay, Call Us for Help

Depending on the type of damage, you may not be able to assess the situation and make repairs on your own. Fortunately, you can contact us for all the assistance you require.

We can visit your home, inspect your trees, and point out any areas of concern. From there, after discussing your options, we can take steps to repair any damage and prevent the same from occurring in the future.

At B&T’s Tree Service, we’re always here to help you clean up after a storm! We service Palm Harbor, Clearwater, Dunedin, Safety Harbor, East Lake, Odessa, Tampa, Tarpon Springs, St. Petersburg, Belleair, Oldsmar, and all of Pinellas, and Hillsborough County.

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