Got storm damage?

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Don’t fret. DNR has the 411 on what to do with your storm damaged trees. Photo by DNR/Dena Scroggie

After facing the wettest day of the year and hurricane force winds, does your yard look a little like a battlefield? While we’ve been hiding out from the storm our trees have been taking on the elements. Here’s a quick recap of resources and past DNR blogs to help you care for your trees and know when to contact a certified arborist (see tips below)

Tips for dealing with tree service companies

  • DNR offers these additional tips to consumers seeking a tree service company to deal with downed or damaged trees from the aftermath of storms:
  • Hire a company that is licensed, bonded, insured and employs ISA Certified Arborists. Although Washington requires tree service companies to register with the state, they are not required to adhere to proper pruning standards or even demonstrate pruning knowledge in order to obtain a license.
  • Beware of ‘door-knockers’; their low prices could prove costly. Most reputable companies have business cards, truck signs, and even uniforms that represent a professional level of service.
  • Ask for references, and take time to select a reputable company. Avoid hiring anyone who will top a tree.
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