Trim Trees Now to Prevent Storm Damage

One of the main sources of storm damage to property is trees. It is not just toppling trees that can cause significant damage; dead branches landing on vehicles, patio furniture, roofs, siding and people can also rack up large damage bills. Even though homeowner’s insurance will usually pay for storm damage caused by trees, there is still a deductible to pay and a possible hike in insurance premiums to consider, as well as possible injuries to your family. Trimming trees now could prevent storm damage that could be costly to you in the future.

It is common for trees to have branches that die, even if the rest of the tree is healthy. A branch that was damaged in a previous storm or has been affected by insects or disease can die and become a hazard. When high winds set in or a heavy rain, hail or snow storms hit, these dead branches are the first to come down. Not only do they make a mess of your yard, they can do serious harm and injury when they fall.

Hire a Landscaper for Tree Trimming

The best way to avoid branch damage during severe storms is to proactively remove dead branches. However, this can be dangerous to do on your own. Some landscaping companies offer tree trimming as one of their services, which is a safer and more convenient option. They have the equipment and expertise to remove any dead or dangerous limbs from your trees and can also haul them away for you. Your trees will look neater and be healthier once these old hanging branches are removed and you can reduce your risk of serious storm damage or injuries caused by hazardous limbs.

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Tommy Gun Lawn Care
Alpharetta, GA 30040
770-884-7277

4 Reasons You Should Remove Tree Stumps in Your Backyard

Have you had trees cut down and removed in your backyard, but still have stumps? While it may seem harmless to leave them there, there are benefits to removing those old stumps. A professional landscaping service can provide stump removal service to clear those remnants of former trees away. Here are four reasons that you should consider this investment.

  1. Wasted space. When a stump is in your yard, it reduces the options for landscaping and hardscapes. That space could be used for a pond, patio or just more lawn, giving you more room to add features to your landscaping.
  2. Aesthetics. A tree stump is not attractive, especially when it is constantly growing new sprouts and other plants around it. An old stump can make your yard look unkempt, even when the rest of your landscaping is well maintained.
  3. Injury hazard. A protruding stump can be an injury hazard for kids and others enjoying activities in your backyard. Remove the obstacle so no one accidentally trips over that old stump and hurts themselves while playing frisbee or other games in your yard.
  4. More work. A stump makes more work for keeping your yard maintained. It is one more item that must be edged and can get in the way when mowing your yard. Plus, some stumps re-sprout and start growing a new tree, making more work for you in the long run.

If you have one or more old tree stumps in your backyard, contact a local landscaper that offers stump removal. It can make your yard safer and with less work, with more space to improve the appearance and function.

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Tommy Gun Lawn Care
Alpharetta, GA 30040
770-884-7277

Keep your Backyard Safe with Tree Removal

Your backyard should be a safe haven for your family, but if you have dead, diseased or damaged trees, it could be dangerous. If a tree or even a large branch falls at the wrong time, it could seriously injure a family member or cause major damage to your home. It is important to be aware of the condition of the trees in your yard; prevention is the best way to keep your yard safe.

Inspect Your Trees

You should routinely inspect the trees in your yard to look for damage or disease, especially after a big storm. First, look for broken or loose limbs; big limbs that are hanging loose in a tree are called “widow makers” for a reason. They can fall at any time – they should be removed right away before they come down on their own. Secondly, look for leaning trees or any kind of major damage to the trunk. These trees may need to be removed if they have become weak.

Besides damage, you need to be aware of disease. This may not be as easy to spot as there are many different kinds of tree diseases. But if a tree is losing its bark, leaves or needles, it may be sick. You should have your trees inspected by an arborist to determine if your diseased trees can be treated or if they need to be removed. Some landscapers offer tree removal and Bobcat services to clear larger areas.

You can’t prevent all tree damage to your home or family – after all, accidents do happen. But keeping an eye on your trees and proactively removing those that pose a danger can help keep your backyard safe for your family.

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Landscape Innovations
215 Rebecca Ct
Fayetteville, GA 30215
(770) 616-3194

3 Tips to Identify Tree Hazards

Falling trees are one of the most common causes of property damage from storms or weather. Millions of dollars of damage to vehicles, homes and garages from falling trees are reported every year to insurance companies. While your homeowner’s insurance policy may cover damage caused by a falling tree, you still have a deductible to pay and your premiums could skyrocket. Plus, falling trees and limbs can pose a risk for injury to your family. The best option is to remove tree hazards before they come crashing down. Here are three tips to identify tree hazards on your property.

  1. Leaning trees. If the root base is not stable, trees can lean, alerting you to a problem. These trees are more likely to be susceptible to falling during a heavy wind storm, lacking the strong anchor to keep them upright.
  2. Dead branches. Not only can dead branches be a sign that the tree is unhealthy or weak, but those branches can be a hazard by themselves. A large limb can puncture a roof, crush the hood of a car, or pierce a window during a violent storm.
  3. Trees lacking needles, leaves or bark, or with fungus growing on their trunk or roots, can be diseased. If a heavy storm hits, these trees may not have the fortitude to withstand the winds, rain or ice, making them an extreme hazard.

Recognizing the signs of tree hazards can give you the opportunity to have these trees or limbs removed before a storm hits. Talk to your local landscaper that offers tree trimming and falling to remove any tree hazards to keep your property and family safe.

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Tommy Gun Lawn Care
Alpharetta, GA 30040
770-884-7277