While things are certainly heating up throughout the country, summer storms are on every Delawarean’s radar. A bit of rain now and then is incredibly beneficial for your property’s plants, but the high winds, pouring rain, and lightning that come with severe storms can cause damage to your trees. What should you do when your trees get damaged during a storm? There are a few steps that homeowners should take to address damaged or fallen trees, and tree removal may be necessary. The team at Paul’s Lawn Service offers tree removal, tree trimming, and other landscape maintenance services for our valued clients in Delaware.
Safety Comes First
When trees become damaged, they can present an immediate threat to nearby structures and people. For this reason, homeowners should exercise great caution around damaged trees, particularly those that appear to be in a precarious position. Look for broken power lines or dangling branches, and do not approach the area if either of these things is present. Fallen power lines may still be live and will need to be repaired, so call your utility company if your tree has fallen onto or gotten tangled in any nearby power lines.
Look for These Signs of Danger
Assuming your tree has not taken down any power lines but has sustained visible damage, a pruning or tree removal expert should be your first call. You may assess your trees from a distance and look for signs that your tree presents a safety hazard. Some things to look for include broken limbs, splits in the branches or trunk, a broken or heavily damaged canopy, an exposed root system, holes or cavities in the trunk, and dirt piled at the base of the tree. You should also contact a tree removal expert if your entire tree is leaning or has become toppled or uprooted.
Hire an Expert for Tree Removal or Trimming
While it may seem tempting to try out your new chainsaw, tree removal and pruning after a storm is better left to the professionals. Not only can DIY tree trimming cause accidents and property damage, but a team of experts will do a more thorough job at removing or pruning your trees. Dealing with damaged trees on your own could cost you your life, so leave this task to the experts at Paul’s Lawn Service.
Superior Landscaping Services from Paul’s Lawn Service
Paul’s Lawn Service has been offering high-quality lawn and landscape services to Sussex County, DE residents since 2003. We are small, local, and provide personalized service to each and every customer. We have unparalleled attention to detail and produce long-lasting results, both of which are reasons why we have been servicing so many of our customers’ landscapes for over a decade. We offer our comprehensive range of services to homeowners and business owners throughout Bethany Beach, Milton, Rehoboth Beach, and Millsboro. Give us a call today at 302-258-3887 or contact us online. Also, check us out on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.Posted: June 12, 2020