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Helping Trees Recover from Storm and Weather Damage

The presence of mature trees can certainly add to the atmosphere and character of any residential or commercial property; whether in spring bloom, full summer leaf, delightful fall colour, or glistening under winter snow, healthy trees offer a year-round curb appeal.

For the most part, these trees are also quite hardy, capable of withstanding the extreme weather experienced across the Greater Toronto Area from one season to the next, with the proper care and attention of course. Unfortunately, there will be times when mature trees are negatively affected by the forces of nature; thus property owners may require professional tree services to deal with some weather-damaged or storm-damaged trees.

In the aftermath of severe winds, heavy snows, or ice storms, the residents of Uxbridge, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Newmarket, and nearby centres may open their doors to see that these extreme weather conditions have damaged a tree or trees in any of these ways:

  • Cracked trunks
  • Fallen branches
  • Hanging branches
  • Fully/partly uprooted
  • Missing sections of bark

In some such instances, property owners will have to deal with a storm damaged tree or trees only, but under other circumstances, damage may extend to their home, business, or personal property. In the latter situations, the scope of the devastation can include:

  • Parked vehicles
  • Doors and windows
  • Fences, sheds, garages
  • Swimming pools and decks
  • Masonry walls and chimneys
  • Roofs, gutters, and downspouts

Notwithstanding of the type of storm or weather damage to any trees, there will likely be some potential safety risks and further property-related concerns to address as soon as possible; this is in addition to any supplemental harm that may befall those trees due to their compromised state. Consequently, this would mean contracting a professional tree services provider, like the qualified specialists from DreamWorks Tree Services, to assess the situation and recommend whether tree removal or tree recovery efforts would be the right course of action for properties in Uxbridge, Newmarket, and Whitchurch-Stouffville.

While such an assessment may ultimately determine that tree and stump removal is the only viable option, it is also an irreversible process; replacing the aura of large or mature trees cannot be resolved overnight. Thus, the arborists from DreamWorks Tree Services will first look at solutions to aid with the recovery of storm- or weather-damaged trees in an effort to restore tree health, strength, and curb appeal; these remedies could include:

  • Selective removal of dead wood
  • Proper removal of broken branches
  • Effective pruning of damaged branches
  • Trunk or branch repair via bracing or cabling
  • Straightening/staking of partially uprooted trees
  • Branch shaping/thinning for better weight distribution
  • Smoothing/sealing edges where bark has been torn away

Furthermore, DreamWorks Tree Services realizes the importance of addressing storm- or weather-damaged trees with the appropriate degree of urgency; to that end, crews are available on a 24/7 emergency basis to assess any damage and address it accordingly.

Preventative Tree Care Measures Can Aid in Averting Weather-Damaged Trees

Focus on Tree CareFrom an overall perspective, the implementation of preventative/precautionary tree care measures can have a significant impact on avoiding the consequences, and the extensive costs, that can result from storm- or weather-damaged trees.

Based on the outcome of a comprehensive assessment by a DreamWorks Tree Services arborist, there are a number of tree care or maintenance actions that could be applied to help prevent future tree damage, property damage, and personal injury. Such tree care services may consist of the following:

  • Removal
  • Relocation
  • Branch Thinning
  • Spur-Free Pruning
  • Cabling and Bracing
  • Canopy/Crown Shaping

All of these services are performed by qualified arborists who possess the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve their desired result in a safe and effective manner.

To determine the need to safeguard your mature trees against storm- or weather-related damage, call the tree care experts from DreamWorks Tree Services at 647-924-2627 today or contact us to schedule a free property assessment by a qualified arborist.

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