Although hurricanes can be quite unpredictable, if you live in an area that is affected by hurricanes, there is usually at least some notice that a hurricane might be heading in your direction. This is a good thing, since it gives you a little bit of time to prepare. In addition to stocking up on food and other essentials for you and your family, you may want to look for ways to prepare your yard. For example, you might want to have tree pruning done. This might not seem like something that should be a priority right now, but having tree pruning done before a hurricane can be a good idea for these reasons.
Help Prevent Damage to Trees
First of all, as you might already know, there is always the risk that your trees could be damaged because of the high winds of a hurricane. Pruning your trees doesn't completely prevent this. However, proper pruning can help you ensure that wind is able to blow through the canopy of the tree without actually causing any damage. Trimming damaged tree limbs can allow you to ensure they are removed properly instead of blown off of the tree because of high winds during a hurricane. Therefore, if you'd like to do what you can to protect your trees from hurricane damage, having them pruned before a storm is a good idea.
Help Prevent Damage to Your Home
Of course, you might be really worried about the possibility of your home being damaged during the hurricane. If your trees haven't been pruned, then you have to worry about dead, weak, or injured tree limbs falling off of the trees and hitting your home and causing damage. If you have your tree pruned first, however, you hopefully will not have to worry about this happening. You could potentially save your home from expensive and serious damage by having your trees pruned before the storm.
Make Clean-Up Much Easier
Lastly, cleaning up your yard to get rid of yard debris can be a big job after a hurricane. You can make cleanup a whole lot easier if you prune your trees beforehand, though.
If you think a hurricane might be heading in your direction, then you should definitely make sure that you take care of all of your before-storm preparations. In addition to the other things that you have on your list, you might want to call a tree pruning service. Then, you can make sure your trees are pruned for all of these important reasons, and you can focus on other aspects of preparing for the storm.
I have always been one of those people who isn't afraid to get their hands dirty, which is why I started trimming my own trees. However, after doing it by myself for a few years, I realized that my yard was starting to look a little DIY, which wasn't the look that I was going for. To make things right, I decided to invest in a professional tree service who could come out and fix up my yard. They were amazing to work with, and they even came with all of their own equipment. This blog is all about the benefits of professional tree care, versus doing things on your own.