Storm damage is no joke, especially here in North Carolina, where half of our storms make national news. Whether it’s a lightning strike or the edge of a hurricane, our storms do damage to property, homes, and trees all over the state. And the likelihood of permanent issues from storm-related tree damage is only increased the longer you wait. Getting your trees inspected should be one of your first priorities post-storm. Our storm damage clean up services make it easy to have all of your trees inspected for safety while we clean up the debris. Tree Tech Tree Service is a certified arborist, not simply a limb removal company, meaning that all of your storm-damaged trees will have thorough and knowledgeable inspections, by through and knowledgeable inspectors. Keep reading to learn more about our Storm Damage Tree Care Services.

Why Storm Damage Tree Care?

Unless you have a destroyed tree or a large fallen branch blocking your driveway, you probably are wondering what’s the point of tree care, versus storm damage clean up. If your tree and its branches are still standing, what is there to worry about right? Wrong. Just because the storm damage is not evident, does not mean that the tree is not at risk for larger problems. Learn more about the critical nature of a storm damage tree care below.

Wind Damage

Whether it’s a snowstorm or a hurricane, wind is always a big part of any storm. High winds can make branches sway violently and crack, and sometimes not even visibly so. These cracks make your tree’s branches much more susceptible to moisture and high winds in the future — making it much more dangerous when the next storm comes around.

Moisture Damage

In addition to wind damage, moisture damage from a storm can create all sorts of hidden issues with your trees. The cracks made in your tree’s branches leave room for moisture to seep into the interior of the tree and weaken it in the future. And combined with wind damage, it is one of the main factors in trees losing branches in future storms, as well as causing future damage.

“Hidden” Damage

You might inspect your trees after a storm and see some fallen branches, but overall no visible damage. But your safety is not insured just yet. The effects of wind and moisture damage can be non-visible, affecting the interior of the tree without showing much outward signs of damage. So while your tree might look structurally sturdy, it could be severely weakened by more hidden damage, making it a danger for when the next storm rolls around.

Understanding Your Trees

Part of an effective tree care assessment after a storm is an understanding of different tree types, and how varying damage affects them differently. Luckily, Tree Tech Tree Service is a certified arborist, meaning that any tree care inspection will be done thoroughly by a tree specialist. This will ensure you get the most accurate tree care assessment possible, and the most protection you can offer to you and your home.

Protection for the Future

In an area that experiences consistent storming, effective storm damage tree care is very important. Because any damage that didn’t occur or isn’t obvious, will only be more likely to occur the next time a storm comes around. Instead of hoping for the best, our storm damage tree care specialists will determine the at-risk branches and trees, and trim them appropriately to protect your home and property when the next storm rolls around.

Storm Damage Tree Care Services from Tree Tech

Lightning strikes, wind damage, hail, and even tornadoes are not necessarily the end for your tree; but some storm damage to your trees that you let sit might be. Storm damage can affect a variety of trees in a variety of different ways, and some effects of storm damage on your tree might require immediate assistance, while others might not be as bad as they look. But the only way to know for sure is to utilize a professional tree care specialist like our team at Tree Tech Tree Service.

We can come in and develop a long term plan to save your trees and protect your home, as well as repair the damage that can occur following a storm, ensuring that your tree stays safe and disease-free. If you have undergone an intense storm, and feel like a damaged tree is threatening your home or the people around it, give us a call right away, and our professional tree care specialists will provide the service you are looking for.