By Bayside Insurance, Sep 14 2016 06:50PM
Go outside and stand in your yard.
While you’re out there, take a good look at all the trees in your yard and examine each and every limb.
Do you see any limbs higher in the tree that appear to be dead? You will want to look for the limbs that don’t appear to hold any leaves and are obviously not as vibrant as the other limbs.
Now, look lower in the tree for the same offending limbs and examine the trunk for any sign of termite damage or other decay. This will consist of loose bark and even dark brown spotting throughout the trunk.
A seasonal examination should be done often due to the extreme storms we see along the Gulf Coast.
Think about the forceful wind blowing through your yard full of trees and understand that the dead limbs, high or low, will be the first to fall to the ground. The danger and risk of injury arise when the limbs fall on your home or anyone who may be in your yard at the time of the wind occurrence.
Protect your home, your friends, and your family by having a tree surgeon prune your trees today; or there are many tutorials you can watch on YouTube that provide tips on trimming only the lower branches.
We cannot stress enough the safety in trimming your own trees--do not ever use a ladder to trim tree branches or attempt to reach higher branches. Always use a trained tree expert for larger branches and anything you cannot reach with a hand pruning tool.
One last homeowner tip we’d like to share is that the trees in your yard will thank you for an annual trimming as they grow more vibrant and stay healthier while they are cared for over time.