3 Ways to Prepare Your Trees for Hurricane Season

It’s that time of year again! Hurricane season is officially underway, and it’s important to take the necessary precautions to protect your trees. While central North Carolina doesn’t always experience the intense impacts that the coasts do, hurricane-force winds and storms do sometimes happen. So, Nature’s Select Piedmont wants to help you prepare your trees for the upcoming season. By following these three simple tips, you can help minimize the damage that a hurricane might cause.

How to Prepare Your Trees for Hurricane Season

1. Prepare Your Trees

High winds and strong storms can damage even healthy trees, so it’s important to take preventive measures. Prune weak or dead branches to reduce the risk of damage and remove any obstacles that could act as a lever and uproot the tree. In addition, adding hurricane straps or cables can help to secure the tree and prevent it from being blown over. Securing your younger trees can be beneficial in ensuring they don’t topple over as well.

2. Inspect The Rest of Your Foliage

As you’re pruning your trees in preparation, make sure you inspect things as you go along. Look for splits in branches and signs of dead or decaying bark. You should also look for any unusually formed branches or leaning trees and either trim them back or cut them down. Removing these risks from your property will help ensure your other trees can withstand strong winds.

3. Clean Up Your Lawn

Finally, don’t forget to clean up your lawn and remove debris. Strong, hurricane-force winds will pick up anything loose or light and toss it around. This can damage your trees, your home, and surrounding houses. Also, clean out your gutters, clean off your porches, and secure your windows to ensure your home and your family remain safe during the storm.

Keep Your Trees Healthy All Year Long

Is the health of your foliage important to you? Because it’s important to us! Here at Nature’s Select Piedmont, we pride ourselves on offering superior tree and shrub care, including disease and lawn pest control. We proudly serve lawns throughout Greensboro and High Point, NC. So, get your free estimate today when you call (336) 544-4554.