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PREPARE FOR HURRICANE SEASON WITH TREE TRIMMING

October 15, 2018

As hurricane season approaches in Florida, it is important that residents in Tampa be prepared for the destruction these storms can cause. Some individuals plan by packing bags or identifying evacuation routes. Your safety should be the highest priority, but with a little planning, homeowners can also protect their property by:

  • Tree trimming

  • Thinning foliage

  • Eliminate dead branches

  • Removing objects that can become missiles

Shutters can help prevent damage to windows, but what about the roof and structures on your lawn? By considering the space outside of your home, you can best prepare for the upcoming season.

TREE TRIMMING FOR LOW BRANCHES

Plants grow with abandon in Tampa. The temperate climate and ample moisture are a breeding ground for the tropical fauna. For many gardeners and plant enthusiasts, this is welcome. However, when the limbs of your oak or the fronds of your palm hang too low, they can become tangled in electrical wiring. Do not let this problem go ignored. Contact tree trimming specialists to handle this situation. It is a safety hazard regardless of a storm, but it becomes even more serious if the gales of a hurricane interfere.

THIN EXCESSIVE FOLIAGE

During a dangerous storm in Tampa, the wind needs to be able to blow through easily. Buildup caused by excessive foliage will increase the risk of uprooting. Plants in Florida have shallow roots due to the sandy soil, so they are even more susceptible during a hurricane.

ELIMINATE DEAD BRANCHES

The Tampa area has not been hit directly in over ten years, but that does not mean residents should think the area is immune. Harsh winds and hard rains can knock down branches. Dead limbs are especially dangerous because they break off more easily. These can tear through your roof or rip your lanai screens. A full-blown hurricane can turn your yard into a disaster zone. While it is often overlooked, proper tree trimming to eliminate dead branches can spare you high damage costs if a storm occurs.

REMOVE OBJECTS THAT CAN BECOME MISSILES

Tree trimming is essential to reduce property damage during hurricane season, but you also need to look around your yard for potential missiles. High winds from the storm can pick up your lawn furniture or grill and launch it into your fence, home, or vehicle. You do not need to move these items unless a storm is named, but keep them in mind.

PAYNE’S ENVIRONMENTAL FOR TREE TRIMMING

Step outside into your yard in Tampa and look around you. Are there low-hanging or dead limbs that need to be removed? Is there any overgrowth of foliage on the property? Do the fronds of your palm graze the electrical wires? Are there objects that could be lifted by high winds? If so, contact Payne’s Environmental to schedule tree trimming. We also offer stump removal and clearing services, so call 813-512-8656 to set up a consultation!

 

 

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