Trees are subjected to constant environmental stress but have the ability to manage most adverse effects on their structure. Sometimes, it is necessary to use aggressive management to ensure that the tree is both safe and healthy.
Keeping trees healthy with timely watering and proper fertilization is your best defense against storm damage. Healthy, vigorous treesadjust more quickly to changes in the environment, are more wind firm and react more effectively to damage. Always treat pest problems and remove dead wood.After a damaging storm with a tree blown down, you need to use extreme caution. Survey the tree from a distance and always make sure you stay away from any electrical wires. If you are not an experiencedchainsawoperator let a tree service remove the tree. Many tree owners are killed or injured hours and days after a storm.