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What Storms Mean for Trees

Find out what storms mean for your trees - how to prevent tree damage caused by harsh weather and how to respond after it occurs.

Spring is upon us! Along with the warm weather of the season, we can be sure to expect heavy seasonal thunderstorms – that means high winds, heavy rainfall and lightening that can cause serious damage to trees. Stay informed this season and check out some of the First Choice Tree Care tips for proactive and reactive storm damage tree repair: 

Preventing Tree Damage
Pruning trees to properly develop a strong, wind resistant tree structure and removing dead trees and limbs to ensure they don’t break or fall during harsh winds is the first step in helping your trees stay healthy through storms.

Another innovative solution to help avoid broken branches and fallen trees is the Cobra® system. Cobra is a dynamic, non-invasive tree cable system that works with the tree’s natural support system to maintain a strong structure. By tethering limbs together and alleviating the stress factors that cause trees and branches to crack and fall, the Cobra system helps trees withstand harsh weather.

If you have trees in your yard that could harm your home if they fell, or trees you simply can’t live without, have these trees checked for weak spots and install a Cobra system to help them remain standing through severe weather!

Responding to Tree Damage
In the wake of a storm, you might find damaged and downed branches, as well as fallen trees around your home. Removing these damaged or fallen trees can be extremely dangerous if not done correctly. In fact, many people are injured and even killed each year while attending to damaged trees without professional guidance. Before taking action, call your local arborist for proper tree and branch removal and repair.

Trees provide significant values to a homeowner’s property and can be expensive to replace. Be sure to take the proper steps to prevent tree damage, and stay safe when responding to damaged and fallen trees and branches.

For more information, or to talk with an arborist, please call First Choice Tree Care at 262-242-1274 or visit our website: www.firstchoicetreecare.com.

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