It’s important to regularly examine trees and check for damage or other trouble signs. Good pruning can prevent many problems, but over-pruning can significantly weaken a tree.
Some trees are more prone to storm damage than others. A shallow-rooted tree growing in soft soil can easily topple onto a house during strong winds. A tree’s roots can also become weakened after heavy rains, elevating this risk. Check trees to ensure they’re firmly rooted in the ground.
These potential problems are easy to spot:
Experts offer these pruning tips:
It’s also important to care for storm damaged trees. DisasterSafety.org recommends taking the following steps: