Staying Safe Around Your Trees After a Storm
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Staying Safe Around Your Trees After a Storm

A storm can cause tremendous damage to trees and plants in your landscape. It can knock down trees, weaken branches, uproot trees, and compromise the structural integrity of trees. In the event of a storm, it’s important for homeowners to exercise caution around trees because there are many safety hazards associated with stormy weather.

At Southern Star Stump, we’ve put together tips that will help you stay safe around your trees after a storm. 

  • Stay Away from Uprooted Trees

Severe wind storms can uproot trees and pose serious safety hazards in your home. You should avoid walking under or around uprooted trees to avoid getting injured in case the tree falls. Do not attempt to cut an uprooted tree if you’re not experienced in tree removal as you could get injured or cause property damage.

  • Refrain from DIY Tree Removal

While you may be tempted to remove affected trees or prune branches that may be hanging from a tree by yourself, DIY tree work can be dangerous and time-consuming if you’re not experienced in tree removal. You should also avoid using inexperienced tree removal companies because they can end up doing more damage than good. It’s always advisable to call a dependable tree removal service when you’re in need of tree removal or pruning hanging branches.

  • Stay Away from Fallen Branches Hanging from The Tree

Tree branches are prone to breaking during heavy rains. If there are broken branches hanging on a tree in your yard, the best thing to do is to avoid walking around the tree and call a tree removal service to remove the broken branches in a safe manner.

It’s advisable to prune your trees as needed to remove weak and dying branches. Weakened branches can be a serious safety hazard in the wake of a storm. Pruning not only helps trees to stay strong and withstand heavy storms but also enhances proper growth for your trees. 

What to Do If a Tree Falls On Your House

If a tree falls on your house after a storm, evacuate the house immediately and make sure everyone is safe. If the fallen tree has affected power lines, call the power company. After that, call a nearby tree removal company for assistance.

CAUTION: Do not touch fallen trees near downed power lines as you could be electrocuted.

Are You in Need of Stump Grinding Services? Southern Star Stump Is Here to Help

If you have tree stumps in your yard and you want them removed, it’s best to hire an experienced stump removal and stump grinding company to handle the job in an efficient manner. Tree stumps take up valuable space and can be an eyesore. Removing tree stumps eliminates tripping hazards, improves your landscape’s curb appeal, creates usable garden space, among many other benefits. At Southern Star Stump, we take pride in providing reliable and affordable stump removal and stump grinding services.

Call us today to schedule an appointment with our stump removal team.