Blustery Days are a Breeze with Proactive Tree Maintenance Plan

Public Health & Safety

Mature trees that canopy your home could actually be a menace during a severe storm or hurricane. Fallen or flying branches can destroy property, break windows, block evacuation routes and disrupt power lines.

Conversely, well-maintained trees can shield homes during severe weather. With the 2024 hurricane season starting June 1, Orange County urges homeowners to take a proactive approach to protect property before blustery weather blows into town.

While it might be tempting to fire up the chainsaw, instead contact a licensed tree-care specialist or certified arborist to survey your property and determine a pruning plan. Experts will inspect the treescape for dead or weak branches that could pose a safety hazard. Healthy trees benefit from an annual trim, but sick trees may require removal to safeguard the property. Did you know a well-trimmed tree can actually withstand gusty winds by allowing the air current to easily pass through its branches?

Before signing a service contract, be sure to get a couple of written quotes and obtain the proper permits.  When it comes to your trees, don’t wait until it’s too late. Integrate tree care maintenance as a crucial component of your overall hurricane preparedness plan.

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