Storm Damage: Part 1 Blow Over

Living in the Tri-Cities area comes with many great benefits. We have sun, clear skies, and plenty of beautiful scenery. But with that comes a little bit of wind in late April and early May. The wind can pick up enough to where it will do some pretty good.

There are certain things you can look for to see if any of your trees are susceptible to being blown over. Here are some common signs to look for:

  • Rotted roots
  • Lopsided shape
  • Numerous small branches that act as a sail
  • Mechanical damage

There are a few things to keep in mind that will help you identify whether a tree has a chance of being blown over. Here they are:

  • Trees that have been planted within the last 5 years
  • Isolated trees in recently cleared areas
  • Loose and gravelly soil

Trees can and will get pushed over by high winds. Most cannot adjust to high winds easily. Also, past tree maintenance will factor into your tree’s strength. So if you’ve found yourself with a blown over tree, the first thing to do is to ascertain if any property damage has occurred. If you don’t feel comfortable with removing it from your property, we are more than happy to provide an estimate and remove your fallen tree as quickly as possible.

Keep in mind that having trees on your property comes with a little bit of maintenance. With just a little maintenance, you can prevent most major pitfalls. You won’t have to be worried about trees causing property damage or even worse, personal injury. We look forward to discussing your tree maintenance needs. We have trained arborists in the Tri-Cities that are professional and that can answer any questions you have.

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