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How to prevent storm damage on your property

How to Prevent Winter Storm Damage on Your Property

In the wake of all the destruction to trees and properties that comes from seasonal storms, many homeowners were left wondering: “What could I have done to prevent catastrophic storm damage?” While it’s impossible to predict the next storm, there are actions you can take to greatly reduce your risk of tree damage.

Why Some Trees Fair Better in Strong Storms than Others

Washington Lane in Huntingdon Valley suffered some of the worst storm damage two years ago. However, one property, owned by a Giroud Tree & Lawn customer, escaped practically unscathed!

“We consistently do maintenance pruning at this property,” explains Drew Slousky, Giroud Arborist and Vice President. “Since this customer has us out there for routine health and safety inspections, we can catch any issues before they become big problems.”

Check out this video of the destruction many homeowners suffered from last year’s winter storms!

We know that health and safety checkups give trees and shrubs a fighting chance against stormy weather. Here are some ways to ensure they live long and vibrant lives:

  • Maintenance pruning
  • Cabling weak limbs
  • Injections of vitamins and minerals
  • Combating insect damage

For more information, click here!

Know About the “Hidden Dangers” before Storm Damage Happens

Even if your trees and shrubs didn’t fall in the latest storms, they still may have been negatively affected.

  • Tree root systems may have been compromised
  • Stress cracks may have formed in the trunks
  • Weak limbs may now be supporting too much weight

Click here to learn about The Hidden Dangers of Winter Damage.

Be Proactive and Schedule a Property Inspection Today

The only way to know for sure if your trees and shrubs are healthy and safe is to have an ISA Certified Arborist conduct a thorough post storm inspection. Call today to schedule this FREE appointment with your Giroud Arborist!


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