Storm Preparation

Does your hurricane readiness plan include tree care? Charleston coastal weather brings wind and rain and can often cause damage to trees and woodlands.

Storms can cause weak branches to rip trees apart. Trees with shallow root systems or decay become vulnerable and may blow over or break off at the ground. Whatever the case, these effects can cause both personal and property damage.

The key to preventing damage is to calculate circumstances that could result in tree damage and then take action to correct potential problems before storms strike and property is damaged.

Take an assessment of your trees and make note of a potential hazardous characteristic. When minor damage occurs, immediate corrective action should be applied to prevent further damage. If a tree is deemed hazardous, keep people, pets, and vehicles out of the area until the hazardous condition has been corrected.