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Preparing for Storms: The Importance of Professional Tree Cutting in Sydney

by | Sep 17, 2021 | Tree lopping

If your neighbourhood is set to experience storms, you might want to get professional tree cutting in Sydney for safety reasons. Here’s why. 

During hurricanes and tropical storms, residential properties with trees face a lot of risks. The super-fast winds cause weak limbs to fly off the trees. This “deadwood” can injure people and ruin homes. Although it’s never possible to predict which trees will fall victim to storms, by getting timely tree cutting in Sydney, property owners can avoid plenty of risks. 

Here are the main risks that trees face during storms –

Damaged Roots Getting Uprooted by the Winds 

Large trees with damaged roots can completely fall down during heavy storms. That’s because, in most residential and commercial properties, large trees are grown inside limited spaces. These trees have very small root zones that also get damaged due to construction work. 

If homeowners don’t anchor and stabilize such trees within the soil, they’re guaranteed to fall over. Rainfall causes these roots to get further released from the soggy soil. The more cost-effective option is getting a professional tree cutting service and chopping down the trees that pose the biggest risks long before storm season is near. 

Dense Canopies Can Get Completely Blown Away

The thicker your garden canopies, the more risks they face from high winds. That’s because these closely-packed trees often fall on each other during storms, wreaking more havoc than any wind ever could. Before the storms put pressure on the branches of such closely-packed trees, homeowners must take preparatory steps and partner with top experts in tree cutting in Sydney.

Weak Points Getting Exposed 

Certain tree species like maple, lindens, and Bradford pears have various weak spots. These weak spots are susceptible to extreme damage during heavy storms. That’s why getting a professional tree cutting service and curing these weak spots is so important.

  • Branches that have U-shaped joints with the tree’s bark are typically very strong. 
  • Branches that have V-shaped joints with the tree’s bark are very weak. 
  • The more these V-shaped branches continue to grow, the weaker they get. 

If certain branches of the tree start pushing against each other (because of their odd trajectories), you won’t need heavy winds to knock them down. Regular tree cutting is the only way to ensure branches grow in a proper way. 

Trees with Existing Structural Damages Getting Uprooted 

If garden owners don’t maintain their trees properly, they expose them to all sorts of structural damages. Some commonly found structural damages in poorly maintained trees include – 

  • Vertical cracks give the impression that the tree has two separate barks instead of one.
  • Large cavities with insects, birds, and fungi residing inside. 
  • Semi-broken V-shaped branches
  • Girdling roots that weaken the tree’s foundation with the soil.

All these structural damages become a hundred times worse during storms. Strong storms can topple down strong, healthy trees. Just imagine what high winds from hurricanes and tropical storms can do to trees that already have so many flaws! 

Before storm season commences, property owners must contact certified providers of tree cutting in Sydney. These experts remove all the deadwood, help cure tree cracks, and make sure tree decay doesn’t continue to cause major structural problems.