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19 July,2022

Storm Damaged Trees

Storm Damaged Trees

Six different types of storms damage trees, each resulting from an interactive and complex mix of climate and tree problems. When storms strike, they are responsible for significant damage to property such as houses, commercial buildings, utility lines, and trees. While the damage is usually minor, with small branches getting injured, property owners must have a reputable tree service company on hand when the damage is severe. Southern Star Tree leverages cutting-edge tools and equipment to deal with split crotches, large broken branches, splintering, bark removal, and other significant storm damage effects.

The most probable causes of tree damage during a storm include lightning, strong winds, and heavy ice storms. If a tree is damaged on your premises, most people ask: Is keeping the tree worthwhile, or should I hire a tree removal company? Our team of tree experts can assess the portion of the damaged tree to determine the best course of action, saving you from the potential hazards of living on a property with a dying tree.

Treating the Tree

Assuming your tree's damages are reversible, turning repair into a DIY project may not be recommended if you lack the experience and expertise to do the job. The last thing you want is a tree emergency at the least convenient time or an unplanned trip to the doctor because of an injury. In such situations, we recommend hiring a professional to handle treatment. Once it is established that the tree can be salvaged, we follow a particular process to ensure everything is done right without compromising the tree's well-being. This involves conducting a thorough inspection, identifying limbs that need to be removed, and trimming these parts at the nearest main stem, lateral branch, or bud while keeping away from the mid-section of a branch.

Branch Removal

Tree care experts recommend removing branches smaller than 3 inches in diameter using standard industry tools like a pole pruner or pruning shears. These tools must be sharp and properly aligned to ensure the cut is clean and the bark is not damaged. If you have a power saw, ensure a harness and safety rope to prevent damage to your property and injuries.

The least damaging and most effective way to remove large branches without causing damage is the 3-cut procedure. The first cut is 12 to 18 inches from the branch or stem; the second is approximately 3 inches beyond the undercut. It continues until it is completely removed, and the final cut is to remove the remaining stub.

Uprooted Trees

A severe storm has the power to uproot a tree regardless of size. A small tree or sapling can easily be replanted, but a bigger one calls for professional tree removal. We have the equipment to lift the tree straight out of the ground if a ½ of the roots are in the soil and the surrounding soil is undisturbed and relatively compacted. Uprooted trees pose a safety hazard for your loved ones and attract unwanted critters if not dealt with in time.

Contact us at Southern Star Tree and schedule a consultation with our tree experts to get started on your tree removal project after a storm. We guarantee exceptional services at competitive market rates, restoring your yard to pre-damage condition.

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