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Preventing disaster from falling trees and limbs

June 15, 2017 by  
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Falling trees and tree limbs can cause major damage to your home.  Saturated ground, high winds and other perils caused by nature are out of our control.  There are, however, things you can do to help avoid the dangers of falling trees and limbs from damaging your home.tree falls on house

The following is a checklist of some basic preventative measures you can take:

  • Inspect your trees carefully several times each year and in all seasons.
  • Avoid planting brittle species where falling limbs could damage your property.
    Some examples:
    Silver Maple
    Lombardy Poplar
    Box Elder
    Willows
  • Prune trees when they are young, and regularly thereafter.
  • Use correct pruning methods, always making the pruning cut outside the branch collar.
  • Don’t allow trees to be topped!
  • Always plant the right tree in the right place. For example, avoid planting large-growing trees under power lines, or too close to your house, and make sure the species selected matches the soil and other site characteristics.
  • Water deeply during dry periods.
  • Consider cabling or bracing weak branches in older trees of high value.
  • Do not plant trees with narrowly-forked stems.

Mellon Certified Restoration has 35 years of experience in restoring damage due to falling trees and limbs.  We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and ready to respond to your emergency needs.  Contact one of our offices in Harrisburg, Williamsport, Scranton, Allentown, Exton, Huntindon Valley, Yeadon, and the Philadelphia Metro area for help.  See our contact us page for more info.

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