With storms rolling through the St. Louis region, damage to your trees can happen, especially if they are weak or haven’t been pruned. Tree pruning is an essential part of maintaining that tree’s healthy structure. Correct pruning promotes healthy growth, removes unhealthy growth, and prevents branch failure. Healthy pruning techniques, like crown reduction, reduce stress on trees by removing branches to prevent failure while mainlining a healthy structure.
You can prevent tree failure during storms and keep your property safe by doing your duty of care.
Removing dead branches
Removing dead branches is one main reason people prune their trees. When they aren’t removed, and a storm rolls through, you can find them in your yard and on your house!
Reducing the canopy
Reducing the tree’s canopy can help keep it safe from storms by reducing the stress that trees can experience due to too-heavy branches or severe storms. It can also prevent breakage. Cuts should be made as small as possible and maintain the tree’s framework to keep it healthy.
Get your trees assessed by an ISA Certified Arborist
Get your trees assessed by an ISA Certified Arborist at Hansen’s Tree Service. They will evaluate the risk and identify any damaged trees and their location. You will then be given a plan of care.
If storms have damaged your trees, call emergency services at Hansen’s Tree Service. Call your power company immediately before contacting us if your tree is near a downed power line.