Storm Damage Tree Trimming is a service we regularly receive requests for in the Southlake area. Our North Texas weather can not only change quickly, but it can produce some heavy storms that will cause damage to trees and shrubs. After a storm, some trees may have broken branches, be uprooted or pushed down. Regardless of the state, we provide storm damage tree trimming services to either remove the tree or prune it, removing any broken or dangerous branches.
Tips for Storm Damaged Trees
- Don’t try to do it all yourself. If large limbs are broken or hanging, or if high climbing or overhead chainsaw work is needed, it’s a job for a professional arborist. We have the necessary equipment and knowledge needed. Cleaning up the smaller pieces of the trees, or the leaves can be accomplished easily without any needed equipment.
- Prune off any broken branches still attached to the tree. Trimming the jagged remains of smaller sized broken limbs is one common repair that property owners can make after a storm. Smaller branches should be pruned at the point where they join larger ones. Large branches that are broken should be cut back to the trunk or a main limb by an arborist.
- Resist the urge to overprune and cut too much off. If the trees appearance isn’t perfect, don’t worry, the health of the tree is more important and new branches will always fill in any holes or gaps. You’ll be surprised at how fast they will heal, grow new foliage, and return to their natural beauty.
- Don’t top your trees! Untrained individuals may urge you to cut back all of the branches, on the mistaken assumption that reducing the length of branches will help avoid breakage in future storms. While storm damage may not always allow for ideal pruning cuts, “topping” which is the cutting main branches back to stubs, is one of the worst things you can do for your trees.
Contact us at 214-445-8319 for more information about the removal or pruning of storm damaged trees. We are trained professionals with ISA certified arborists ready develop the best option for your trees.