Storm Preparation

How To Properly Care For Your Trees Before The Next Storm

It’s that time of year again. The leaves are falling, the weather is cooling off and hurricane season is upon us. That means it’s time to start thinking about tree care. The past few years have shown us just how destructive storms can be. From hurricanes to severe thunderstorms, trees are no match for high winds and flying debris. This is why it’s so important to remove any dead or dying trees from your property before a storm hits.


Hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th and during that time, trees can be damaged by high winds, heavy rains and flooding. So, what can you do to prepare your trees for hurricane season? First, make sure they are healthy. Healthy trees are more likely to withstand strong winds and heavy rains. Inspect your trees for signs of disease or stress such as dead branches, cracks in the trunk or roots that have been pulled out of the ground. If you see any of these signs, contact Prairieville Tree Service. Trees may fall on your home during a storm, so it’s important to take care of them. Storms can cause trees to fall, which can damage your home. To avoid this, you should regularly trim branches and remove dead trees. When a storm is on the horizon, it’s time to take action to protect your trees. As severe weather season approaches, now is the time to take action to protect your property – and your family – from dangerous storms.


Trees can be a big help in mitigating storm damage, but only if they are healthy and well-maintained. Regular tree care – including proper pruning and deep root fertilization – will help keep your trees strong and less likely to be uprooted or toppled in high winds.


In addition to maintaining your trees, there are a few other things you can do to prepare your yard for storms:


-Clear away any dead branches or debris that could become dangerous projectiles in high winds.

-Trim back any overhanging branches from houses, sheds, or other structures.

-Make sure gutters and downspouts are clean and clear of debris so they can properly drain water away from your home.


Here are a few steps you can take to prepare your trees for a storm:

1. Inspect your trees for any dead or dying branches. These branches can be torn off in high winds, causing damage to the tree and potentially injuring people or property nearby.

2. Prune away any weak or damaged branches. This will help reduce the amount of wind resistance the tree has to withstand.

3. Stake young or newly planted trees. This will help support them during strong winds and prevent them from being uprooted.

4. Mulch around the base of your trees. This will help hold moisture in the soil and keep the roots anchored during high winds.

5. If possible, bring potted plants indoors or tie them down securely outdoors.


 So don’t wait until a storm is bearing down on your home to take action. Remove any dead or dying trees from your property now and help protect your home from the devastating effects of a storm. Call Prairieville Tree Service today! 


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