Hurricane Checklist: Get Your Trees Ready for High Winds and Heavy Rain
One of the hardest things about being a homeowner is keeping up with the proper upkeep of your property. Before you know it, there’s a messy tree in need of attention, damage from an overnight storm, or some other issue you haven’t noticed because you’re too busy with work or other obligations. If you are a Florida homeowner hoping to avoid costly damage to your property this hurricane season, take time to review this hurricane checklist to prevent injury and expensive repairs. Let’s take a closer look at how you can prepare your trees for this year’s hurricane season.
Observe Your Yard
Most of the time, homeowners are so preoccupied with other responsibilities that observing issues around your home might not be a priority until something happens. Although this might work for a while, taking this precautionary step is key to preventing harm and damages to your family and home. What should you be on the lookout for, you may ask? Here is a short list such as:
- decaying tree trunks or branches
- broken branches
- leaning trees
- uprooted trees
Through this process, you can help to pinpoint any issues and get them fixed before hurricane season begins. Not only will this help prevent future problems, but you won’t be left with more on your to-do list when issues do arise.
Know What to Expect During a Hurricane
Suppose you have lived in Florida for a few years; you probably already know what to expect during a hurricane. However, that can change depending on where you reside within the state. Some parts are more prone to heavy winds and rains, which means you need to understand how this will affect your property. Hurricane season begins around June 1stand ends around November 30th, meaning you have a whole 5-6 months of heavy winds and rains to prepare for.
Because of the devastating effects of these storms, many people prepare for hurricane season by stocking up on medical supplies, food, batteries, and much more. But what about your home? During hurricanes, debris and other material can be lifted through the air and damage your home. Fallen trees are a top cause for concern. You can protect your family and home by removing any decaying, damaged, or unsteady trees before the season begins.
The number one step you can take to prevent property damage during a hurricane from fallen trees is simple. Maintain your tree growth. By scheduling routine visits from your local tree service company such as SB Tree, you’ll be able to control overgrowth, prevent decaying trees and ensure that all the trees on your property are healthy. A healthy tree is less likely to be affected by heavy winds and rains, especially in a hurricane.
If you have any questions or concerns about your property, contact us at SB Tree Service to discuss the best course of action for getting your trees ready before hurricane season. We hope this simple hurricane checklist has helped you prepare for the season ahead of us.