3 Ways to Prepare Your Trees For Severe Weather

Last Updated 3/22/2023Posted in Trusted in Tree Services, Homepage Blog Preview

Severe Weather Preparedness Week here in North Carolina is March 5 - 11, 2023. The team here at Earnest Tree Service & Landscaping urge you to prepare your trees now for severe weather. 

During the spring and summer, we often experience thunderstorms associated with the passing of cold and warm fronts as storms develop along a frontal line. These storms can impact all parts of the state. Thunderstorms can bring strong winds and intense rain that can lead to localized flash flooding.

Typically, peak tornado season in North Carolina runs from March through May. But, tornadoes can occur at any time of year. Our state does see fewer tornadoes than the Midwest but will still experience an average of 31 tornadoes a year.

Storm season can cause severe damage to your trees and to your property. We recommend that you prepare now, before the next storm strikes. This will save you time and money. 

Prepping Your Trees for Severe Weather

1. Be Proactive

While it's impossible to eliminate all risks, being proactive is a great approach to reduce that risk!  When discussing storm preparation with you, our goal is to help your trees better endure strong winds and heavy rain.

2. Inspect Your Trees

Healthy trees will have a better time weathering the storm than unhealthy trees! To effectively prepare your trees for severe weather, you will need to know the health status of your trees. You'll want to look for dead sections, broken branches, diseases, pest infestations, root rot, a hollow trunk, etc. This will allow you to address and treat the issues you may find.

If you don’t know what to look for, don’t worry. Read more here: Should I Remove That Tree? 7 Signs To Look For

3. Pruning and Trimming

Tree pruning is used to remove dead or unnecessary branches or limbs from a tree. Tree trimming, is used to promote healthy growth for the tree.

Trees provide so many benefits to us and our environment and it is important to keep them healthy. Trees require maintenance just as any other plant requires. While a tree will not directly die from a lack of pruning, neglecting the structure of a tree can impact its long-term health.

Broken and dead branches are one of the biggest threats to the safety of your trees, property, and family during a storm. Getting your trees pruned and trimmed regularly can significantly decrease the chances of damage to your trees and home during a storm. For example, removing any dead or broken branches will decrease the risk of them falling during heavy winds. While reducing the tree crown will reduce the surface area and help mitigate the risk of wind sail effect in high winds.

Read more here: 7 Reasons Why Your Trees Need Pruning

Choose A Professional Tree Service Company For Tree Removal or Trimming

Trees require routine maintenance all throughout the year. Whether your trees need just a little touch up, a major makeover, or removal and grinding, a professional is the right choice for the job. 

Here are three reasons why you should always choose a licensed and experienced tree care specialist for your tree project:

1. Safety

2. We will keep your property looking great

3. We know tree health

Read more here: 3 Reasons To Choose A Professional Tree Service Company for Tree Removal

About Us:

At Earnest Tree Service and Landscaping, we provide all tree services to include tree removal, tree pruning, emergency tree removal, landscaping projects and more. We also offer stump grinding services to eliminate safety hazards on your land.

We are a fully licensed and insured tree service company. Our job is to ensure the safety and care of your trees and your property. We can improve the health and appearance of your trees or manage them so that they are no longer a threat on your property.

Choose the trusted tree service & landscaping professional with 10+ years of experience. Our team serves all of Iredell County, North Carolina and surrounding areas to included:

  • Statesville, North Carolina
  • Mooresville, North Carolina
  • Troutman, North Carolina
  • Harmony, North Carolina
  • Love Valley, North Carolina
  • Union Grove, North Carolina
  • Taylorsville, North Carolina
  • Hickory, North Carolina
  • Elmwood, North Carolina

Learn more About Us here.

Contact Us:

Our team can provide you with a FREE estimate and recommendations for your tree service or landscaping needs.

We are also trusted for emergency tree services, which are offered 24/7. Call us when you have a tree issue that needs to be addressed immediately. Learn more about our emergency tree removal and our services HERE.

To schedule your free estimate, Call 704-682-3355 or complete our Contact Us Form HERE.



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