How a Certified Arborist Can Help Protect Your Trees from Storm Damage
Majestic Lawn Care & Landscape ~ Proudly Serving Rockland County, NY and Bergen County, NJ for 25 Years
Whenever the sky looks like a storm is brewing, do you start to worry about your trees?
With the help of a certified arborist, you don’t need to sweat out the next storm. At Majestic Lawn Care and Landscape, owner, Joe Holland, is a certified arborist who can help prevent your trees from toppling over.
Tree Inspection
Before any diagnosis can be made about your tree’s ability to stand up to strong winds and lightning strikes, Joe will first need to inspect your trees. Here’s what he’ll be looking for

  1. Dead branches or overhanging limbs.
  2. Cavities, rotten wood, cracks and splits in the trunk area or along major branches that opens up the tree to insect infestation or disease.
  3. Branches touching wires.
  4. Any weakness in the tree, such as major branches forming from the tree’s trunk or a tree leaning to one side.
  5. Root damage caused by construction, such as sidewalk repair, trench digging or compaction.
  6. Soil heaving around the base of the tree.
  7. Your tree’s leaves are turning color too early, prematurely dropping off or there’s hardly any leaves on your tree.

An Arborist Knows How to Bring Your Trees Back to Health
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure according to Ben Franklin. And that proverb is especially true when it comes to protecting your trees from storm damage.
Since Joe is a certified arborist, he’s an expert at tree health care. Here’s what he can do for your trees:

  • Remove any limbs or dead branches
  • Install any braces or cables to make your tree sturdier
  • Install a lightning protection system
  • Test the soil around your tree for missing nutrients and pH levels
  • Fertilize your tree if the soil test indicates it’s missing vital nutrients
  • Coach you on proper watering techniques
  • Apply conventional or organic approaches to tree diseases and insects.

Do your trees need to be inspected for storm damage risk? If you live in Rockland County, NY or Bergen County, NJ, call Majestic Lawn Care and Landscape today at (845) 708-2988 or fill out our contact form.
Sources:
National Association of Landscape Professionals, “Helping Your Trees Weather the Storm.”
Ibid, “Inspecting Trees for Safety.”

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