Prepare for Cleveland Summer Storms

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As a Cleveland tree service company, we repond to storm damage every year. While we don’t have to worry about the dangers that come with bad winter weather in Cleveland Heights, summer weather comes with its own set of weather warnings. Now that it’s summer, we should think about double checking our trees before summer storms hit. August is the month when most storms tend to hit Cleveland Heights and there are a few things you can do to minimize the likelihood of tree or property damage before the storms arrive.

Prune Dead and Unsafe Branches

Check for any weak or dead branches on your trees as these can cause a lot of damage if it is snapped off by a strong wind. Look up into the canopy and see if you notice any dangling branches. Also keep an eye on your tree for any branches that are rubbing together. Never underestimate the damage that is caused when weak or dead branches mix with a severe storm.

Remove Rot and Cavities

While pruning dead or unsafe branches may be obvious, don’t neglect the trunk and roots of your trees! Take some time to inspect your trees – any cavity or unnatural bulge in your tree weakens the structure of the tree. If you find any rot in the roots, trunk or branches, call an expert to come and assess the situation. A tree with a lot of rot may already be unhealthy enough for tree removal. Decaying or infested trees pose great danger to you and your home no matter the weather conditions.

When it comes to summer tree safety, early detection is the key to helping your trees survive. If you notice any potential problems, it is best to call a tree expert to inspect as soon as possible. Timing can make all the difference when it comes to keeping a tree alive.

At VanCuren Tree Services, we care about the health of your trees and the safety of you and your home. We’ve been providing tree services to the Cleveland Heights neighborhood for years and would be happy to assist you with answering any questions or to schedule a free inspection. We also specialize in tree trimming and tree removal.

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