From Melbourne to Inverloch, a tree arborist can keep your trees strong and healthy

March 4, 2015

Storms, rain and wind can combine to test the strength of a tree. There are trees or situations that lead to trees being unstable and more susceptible to storm damage. These include:

  1. Trees standing alone or in small groups have less protection against strong winds.
  2. Where trees are planted near to roads and footpaths, the growth of their root system is restricted. This affects their stability and strength.
  3. Inadequate drainage and excessive water flow can damage the root system of a tree.
  4. Poor or shallow soil conditions also restrict the growth of the root system, which again affects the stability and strength of the tree.

However, there are many things a tree arborist can do to strengthen a tree or group of trees so they are better able to withstand damage from strong winds and rain.

Tree removal is the most drastic option, but if a tree poses a hazard to people or property it should be removed before any damage is caused. There may be no possibility to save a tree if it has been damaged or is diseased beyond repair.

From Melbourne to Inverloch, our tree arborist can carry out lopping or pruning which is a great way to thin out the canopy. A dense canopy can act as a sail for wind to catch. Without a strong root system or with an overly dense canopy, the tree could be seriously damaged or uprooted.

Tree pruning can also benefit the health and strength of a tree by removing damaged or diseased limbs before infection spreads to other parts of the tree. If carried out early enough, a tree can usually be saved.

If you have large trees on your property it is vital to have them regularly checked for possible weaknesses. The cost of damage to property after a tree or limb has fallen will be much greater than a visit from an experienced tree arborist.