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Wow, it’s been a crazy spring 2023 with severe storms all over the Abilene area, but what should you do after a storm when it comes to tree care?

After a storm, it’s essential to assess the condition of the trees on your property to determine if they have been damaged. Here are some steps you can take to evaluate your trees:

Safety first: Before checking out your trees, ensure there are no immediate hazards such as broken branches hanging precariously or leaning trees that could fall. If you notice any dangerous situations, keep a safe distance and contact our tree service for assistance. We’ll come out and let you know what your options are for removal.

Visual inspection: Walk around your property and carefully observe the trees. Look for any visible signs of damage, such as:

  • Broken or hanging branches: Assess the branches to see if they have snapped or are dangling dangerously. It’s important to note that some branches may have fallen to the ground already.
  • Leaning or uprooted trees: Check if any trees have been uprooted or are leaning significantly. This may indicate damage to the roots or weakened stability.
  • Split or cracked trunks: Inspect the main trunk of the trees for any splits, cracks, or signs of damage. Such damage can compromise the tree’s structural integrity.
  • Canopy damage: Examine the tree’s canopy for extensive loss of leaves, broken limbs, or any irregularities in its overall shape. This could indicate severe damage.
  • Assess your property carefully: Look for any fallen branches or debris around your trees, as these can be indicators of damage. Assess if there are any signs of impact on the ground or nearby structures like garages and workshops.
  • Check for signs of distress: Pay attention to signs of distress in the trees in the days and weeks after the storm. Look for wilting leaves, browning foliage, or even fungal growth on the trunk or branches. These symptoms may indicate underlying damage or stress caused by the storm.

If you’re unsure about the condition of your trees or if you suspect significant damage, it’s best to consult a tree service with the expertise to assess tree health and provide appropriate recommendations for pruning, tree removal, or any necessary remedial actions.

Remember, safety should always be your top priority. If you’re uncertain or feel uncomfortable assessing the trees on your own, it’s advisable to seek professional help to ensure an accurate evaluation and appropriate action if needed. Give a call today!

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