Tree Upkeep May Reduce Future Damage
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WEBSTER, N.Y. -- After Hurricane Sandy's remnants swept though the Rochester area, many homeowners experienced fallen trees and limbs. Depending on the amount of leaves on the tree, whether it has just rained, and if the tree has carpenter ants are some telltale signs that a tree will fall during a storm.
A local arborist tells us how to prevent trees falling during wind storms.
"Trimming of the trees, proper thinning of the tree crowns on a regular basis every three to five years will prevent most if not all tree damage due to a wind storm," explained David Dailey of Birchrest Tree and Landscape. "Lots of our customers have their trees trimmed on a regular basis. They not only look good and lower the maintenance of dead wood falling in your lawn, but they also prevent your trees from falling apart."
Due to Sandy, five percent of trees along the lakeshore in Webster were killed.