Autumn is here!
The beginning of September marks Back to School across the country but also marks the beginning of the Autumn season. Just as the children prepare for the academic year ahead, it is important that as tree owners we all prepare our trees for the months ahead before winter sets in.
There are a number of steps that you can take to prepare your trees for the winter months and throughout September we will be sharing with you our top tips for this:
It is advisable to carry out a thorough inspection of your trees to make sure they are in good condition and will be able to stand the strong winds and bad weather that is an inevitable part of Britain’s winter, particularly those that are in close proximity to buildings (insurance companies often won’t pay out in respect of damage caused by falling trees/branches where such trees have not been maintained in the appropriate manner).
With the leaves falling from deciduous trees in Autumn, it is easier to see the tree’s structure and branches to check for any visible signs of damage or weakness. But what should you be looking for? A couple of simple things to look out for are:
Is the tree leaning to one side? If so, this could be a sign of a damaged trunk
Do any branches show signs of disease or damage?
Are there any signs of erosion or root damage at the base of the tree?
It can be very difficult as a homeowner, with no arboricultural knowledge or training to be able to tell whether or not your tree is safe or in need of some TLC and it is therefore advisable that if you identify anything that doesn’t look quite right that you seek the advice of a professional.
That is where we come in. At Groundlord, we are highly experienced in inspecting trees and advising on the appropriate action that needs to be taken to ensure that your tree is safe. Please do give us a call on 01256 212908 or 07880557005 and we would be delighted to assist you.