Most damage to property during severe weather events occurs due to falling trees and limbs. High winds and saturated soil conditions typical of summer storms can cause tree roots to fail and branches to weaken.
Limbs may be torn free during storms or an entire tree may fall, causing power outages, property damage, and even personal injury. During winter, the weight of ice and snow accumulations causes failure of branches and even entire trees. While it is impossible to totally protect your trees and property from severe storms, there are some basic procedures that can help reduce the risk of damage.
The certified arborists at Chatham Tree Services can inspect for defects and conditions that could predispose your trees to failures.