So, is this preventable? Is there any way to make your home and yard safer from storms and the damage they cause? ABSOLUTELY. The biggest reason that trees come down in a storm is because they were dead, or very close to dead, before the storm even hit. Trees that are dead or dying aren’t nearly as stable as a living tree. When a tree starts to die, the branches and the trunk start to rot, meaning they lose the strength to hold themselves up. Add 80 MPH winds to that and you’ve got a tree on your house.
The best thing you can do to ensure the safety of your yard and home from tree damage due to a storm is take care of your trees. If you notice that leaves are dying and falling off during the summer, or it looks like branches are starting to rot and die, call an arborist immediately! If the tree is dead or weakened, it could pose a major threat to you and your home. A certified arborist, like the one we have on staff at Grove City Tree Service, can assess your trees and tell you whether or not they need to come down. Trust us, it’s a lot better to remove a tree before it comes down on your house, versus afterward. Give us a call at 871-2979 to set up a free estimate today!