Trees provide a lot of benefits to your family and community, from supplying oxygen to the ecosystem, providing food and habitat to birds and animals, to increasing the value of your investment properties. With all the environmental, natural and aesthetic advantages, it is easy for us to overlook the danger and risks related with trees near your home, especially in times of storm and hurricane.
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Without proper preventative care and maintenance, trees can become diseased with pest and insect infestation and other natural causes. It will pose a much greater hazard and risk of falling branches to human and your property. To ease your pain and worry, we provide simple ways to protect both your property and your trees.
3 Ways to protect your home while saving your trees
- Plant the right tree in the right place.
Proper decision making is needed in choosing what type and size of tree should be planted/ placed in your backyard. You have to consider whether the space you have will be enough when your desired tree reaches its full growth.
- Will there still be enough space for your family outdoor activities? Imagine staying in your backyard full of an inappropriate type and size of trees with improper spacing provided. It is very uncomfortable and unsafe. Indeed, poor planning may lead to a serious danger and harm to your family.
- Will there be enough room for sunlight for other smaller and nearby trees? If poor tree management was practiced, not enough sunlight can pass through to a limited space. Trees will surely become unhealthy
- Remove/Relocate your trees near power pole/line.
You wouldn’t want to compromise your house by ignoring a huge tree located near power poles/lines. Well, there is a big possibility that an extensive fire will destroy your property once an unfortunate event happens. Do not wait for any short circuits, thunderstorms, or heavy winds to wake you up. Remove or relocate trees located near those poles and lines. Because once those poles and lines ignited with fire, dead trees and dying ones may unpredictably burn and severely damage your properties. In a worst case scenario, injuries and death may arise.
Bear in mind, that even if it is not near your home, you may still contact the electric company responsible for power poles to coordinate and ensure that they have the knowledge about the situation. Prevention is always better than cure.
- Get rid of dead branches and dying limbs
To benefit both the welfare of your property and health of your trees, we strongly suggest you to get rid all the dead branches and dying limbs of your trees. Inspect your trees most especially those that are located near your house. As soon as you notice a dead/dying branches and limbs, remove it or call for a tree specialist to have your work done. Yes, you may think that it is just a simple dried wood but do not underestimate this dead and dying part of a tree. It is considered as one of the most harmful threat that a tree may pose.
Dead branches are already weak. It may fall on a windy day or during a storm. In actuality, these branches may fall at any given moment, destroying your home and property, injuring lives of your family and community. On the other hand, removing dead and dying branches of a tree will give so much hope to become a healthier tree. There is also a big chance that this tree will go back to its natural state of growth.
Start protecting your home and saving your trees today! Call Northern Lakes Tree Service to provide you safe and professional tree services for your home. Schedule for an expert consultation for your trees now.
Northern Lakes Tree Service
Damon M. Bretthauer
Phone: (208) 443-3600
Cell: (208) 610-3718