Wind and Wet

As we observe this storm coming through this week end there are a few things to keep in mind. 

The first is that wet saturated ground combined with wind is an often difficult combination for trees. The second is that this weekends storm (happening right now) is a nor easter . This means for us that the wind direction is not from the normal prevailing direction.  This  is a problem because  trees over time harden themselves to the prevailing wind direction . When the wind comes from the oposite direction it is a challenge on root systems and branch structures.  

 As you head out into your property post storm take a look in the canopy for anything broken or hanging befor you walk under your trees. Look at the trunk and see if you notice a lean that wasn’t there before. If you have a suspicion that something is wrong check out the ground around the base of your tree . If the ground is cracked or heaved that means the root plate has broken free and the tree is in danger of failing. At that point call a Liscensed tree care expert to consult you on the removal of the tree. If the company is accredited through TCIA even better.  

As always feel free to call or email us with any questions that may have arisen from reading this blog post. 

 an actual uprooted oak tree from mullica hill

an actual uprooted oak tree from mullica hill

this white oak was a blow down in a storm last year

Paul Biester