This year has been crazy enough as it is, but now NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) has upgraded 2020 to be an “extremely active” hurricane season on top of everything else. One hurricane is enough “excitement” for most Floridians for a season, but this year, NOAA is predicting 19-25 named storms, up from the usual 12 per season. It’s still early in the hurricane season however, so getting prepared for the future will help give you peace of mind and less anxiety in an already stressful time. One of the best ways to protect your home, family, business, and personal belongings during hurricane season is to take care of any problem trees.
NOAA is Predicting:
- 19 – 25 named storms
- 7-11 hurricanes
- 3 – 6 category 3 or higher hurricanes
Problem Trees and Hurricanes are a Bad Combination
Next to wind and water, trees pose a significant threat of damage during and after a hurricane. If you have an old, diseased, or damaged tree on your property, there is a chance a hurricane, or even tropical storm, could push it over. This poses a risk for wherever it falls, which could be on a house or shed, vehicle, power lines or even into the street. Taller trees pose the biggest risk from a hurricane as they catch more of the wind. Even if a tree is healthy, the branches may be susceptible to falling, and a single big branch can crack roof tiles, crush cars, or damage gardens.
Take Care of Your Trees Early
In order to avoid problems with your trees during a hurricane, you should have them trimmed or removed prior to the next big storm. By being proactive, you can ensure that the trees are taken care of before a sudden storm or hurricane shift. Waiting until the last minute can mean you won’t have time to get the service you need before the storm rolls in. At 1 Tree Expert, we are efficient and fast when it comes to tree service, but the sheer demand of work during hurricane season means we may not be able to get to you if you call when a storm is already on the radar. Call and schedule your service even if there are no big storms out there, because you never know when the next one will pop up.
Choose a Certified Arborist Team
While there are many options for a tree service, 1 Tree Expert stands above the rest because our team is led by certified arborists. We have OVER 350 continuing education hours above what is required to be a certified arborist, essentially making us masters in the field. This skill and knowledge ensures that your trees are taken out or trimmed appropriately. We will make sure trees are removed safely or trimmed to keep them as healthy as possible and able to withstand the storms to come.
Don’t Get Caught in the Wind
Schedule your tree service early and avoid the hurricane stress! Call 1 Tree Expert today at 321-499-7608 for a free quote.