Wind, rain, and floods…they’re here, and these big storms can cause headaches for all of us. This means damage to trees and big bills if a tree or large limbs fall on your house or car.
With this strong storm system that Washington is experiencing, be aware of the problems that can be caused by soggy ground and strong winds. Tree branches could snap, and shallow-rooted trees could topple. This has already caused some power outages, too. And people living along the rivers in western Washington should pay close attention to the latest weather updates over the next couple of days. Winter storms and high winds are in store for us this fall.
We can’t prevent storms from coming into our area, but there are ways to reduce the damage winds can cause to trees. How? First of all, never top your trees, and second, keep them in great shape with regular maintenance. Proper pruning means careful cutting, not topping; smart staking; and thoughtful planting as this video about tree care explains.
For more details about assessing storm damage, here’s what forest landowners look for after a storm.
More safety tips for storm season
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