Storm-damaged trees can be a hazard to people and nearby properties. You will be personally responsible if your tree damaged another property or injured someone. A damaged tree after a storm is your responsibility and it will need an immediate inspection to see if it raises possible problems. Keep in mind that even if you think the problem is minor it could be also significant and should not be taken lightly.
Here is what you should look for in a storm-damaged tree:
- Branches near or touching power lines
- Uneven canopy
- Tree branches hanging
- Split branches
- Anomalies in the soil
- Possible pest infestation
Call your local arborist if you notice any issues with the tree branches that have been damaged by storms and become a cause for concern for people and nearby properties. The arborist can properly assess the tree and provide proper guidance on whether the tree will just require pruning or if it needs removal.
Here are common tree concerns after a storm and what you can do:
DAMAGED BRANCHES. Do not ignore what appears to be minor damages on small branches. You can prune them right away even without calling your local arborist. For broken tree limbs, you can prune them in the area where the larger branch joins them. Make sure to prune smaller damaged branches that are just near the base of the tree. Use professionals tree pruning service Sadliers Crossing for larger limbs that are higher up.
SPLIT TREE. Splits are just like small paper cuts in the skin because they mostly heal on their own. But for a deeper cut in a young branch, strip it free and sand it to smoothen the area so that it can start its healing process. In case of severe split damages, you will have to contact an experienced arborist to take care of it.