A tree that may be damaged by a storm or other natural disasters may result to severe consequences. For one, losing a tree that has been nurtured for so many years can be very heartbreaking and painful to see. Then there is the danger that it may pose to lives and properties. And of course, a damaged tree will always have a negative impact on the appearance of the property.
For various reasons, it is always worth it to protect your tree from storms and other calamities. In order to achieve this, here are some useful tips to observe:
Choose a weather-resistant tree
Although there are no trees immune to the impact of storms, strong winds, and snow, there are some species that may be able to better withstand the effects of bad weather such a live oaks and ginkgos. On the other hand, there are also trees that may be very appealing but may not be able to endure a bad weather.
Aside from choosing a tree that is fundamentally sound and highly resistant to the elements, it would help having one that is ideal for climate. Some trees are better adapted to the weather and may survive what the snow and storm may bring. Experts advise learning the types of trees that grow in the area when planning to grow one the yard.
Observe proper planting procedure
The manner of planting a tree can be very critical on whether the tree would survive any bad weather. One very common mistake noted by experts is the tendency to plant the tree very deep. This may be detrimental to the tree since roots planted to deep have a tendency to decline in health affecting its growth and eventually, its ability to handle any bad weather. Anything incorrectly done while in the planting stage will have an impact on how the tree survives any storm or snow.
Follow proper maintenance and care
Greatly adding to the durability of any tree is the proper maintenance and care at all stages of the life of a tree. Very important in this aspect is the regular pruning of the tree. Overgrown branches tend to put too much strain on tree causing it to break the branches during a storm or when hit by strong winds. Additionally, regular pruning enhances the health of the tree making it more capable in meeting the challenges of the weather.
Other maintenance practices that increase the ability of the tree to resist the weather include regular fertilizing and control of pests and other disease carrying insects. Like humans, when trees are not in the best of health, they may be susceptible to bad weather and of course the usual diseases.
Getting advice and support from the experts
Keeping a tree healthy in order to be free from diseases and to be able to withstand the weather is not an easy task. It needs knowledge on trees, proper techniques, proper tools and machines, and your commitment. Those in the Ontario are who have existing trees or who are planning to plant trees are well advised to talk to the professional located in the area.