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How to Prevent Property Damage During Storms

Posted on: September 12,2017

Everyone knows the damaging effects that falling branches and trees can have on property and vehicles. Here in Melbourne, we are familiar with what can happen even on a mildy windy day. Walking outside to see a gum tree limb fallen on your car is the worst feeling. Whilst not entirely preventable, there are ways to make wind damage less likely.

Tree Care Prep Work

The only way to minimise damage to your house or property during storms is by preparing ahead of time thorough proper care. Regularly examining trees and looking for signs of disease or decay allows you to nip any problems in the bud before they become larger issues that could cost you.

Making sure branches on your land are cleared away from power lines is also vital to prevent fires and power outages that could inconvenience yourself and others. 

Pruning

Carefully cutting off unstable or overhanging branches is a huge step towards keeping yourself and your property safe on a windy day or during a storm. Getting a professional to tell you which trees should be removed and pruning them safely and in a way that won’t damage the tree is the best way to ensure your house is safe.

Removing Dangerous Trees

Another big step to preventing storm damage is hiring a professional to do a hazardous tree assessment on your property. A professional arborist will be able to tell you if a tree needs to be removed for the sake of everyone’s safety. If the best option is removal, an arborist will be able to advise you on the correct procedures for obtaining approval and perform the removal themselves.

At Daryl’s Tree Care, we specialise in helping prevent damage from unsafe trees. If you have a question about preparing for windy weather, feel free to contact us on 03 9897 4418 for a free onsite quote and advice. Our professional tree arborists can help you make sure your property is safe and your trees are healthy.