Monday, September 18, 2017

Hurricane Planting Tips and Trees For Your Marietta Landscape

Trees damaged and fallen in road after storm
With hurricane season slowly winding down, most property owners may be considering removing large trees in a bid to avoid damages to their homes or businesses in the future.

Some mature tree benefits you can enjoy include a higher property value, energy savings that comes with shading, cleaner and fresher air, and the aesthetic benefits. Below, Todd’s tree professionals outline several ways of establishing and maintaining more trees that are resistant to hurricanes and urban forest settings.

Preparing Your Trees for Bad Weather

The first step in preparation for a bad weather is to first remove any diseased or weak tree. In addition to moving your vehicle or removing any large-diseased trees that are within close proximity of your car or home.

Next, trim and prune trees so that they can have a lower center of gravity and an overall lighter mass. To increase wind resistance, sculpt the tree. However, follow best practices because techniques like topping or removing large branches make trees vulnerable to decay and eventual death.

Ensure you fertilize your trees on a yearly basis and check to see that all the root zones are buried under rich and healthy soil. Also, remember to keep watering them during the dry season so as to maintain their turgor and water retention ability.

It is pertinent that you remove any dead or diseased trees, as they have a tendency to cause devastating damages during bad weather conditions. There are some obvious symptoms when a tree is in bad health, read for some of the telltale signs.

Planting Strategies Can Save Trees

To deflect wind upwards, plant trees in clusters and add enough shrub mass, a group of trees can be referred to as a tree of five or more growing simultaneously, each within ten feet of the other, but does not include trees growing in a line. Trees that grow in groups have a better chance of survival and risk lesser damage than trees that stand alone in the event of a hurricane.

Shrubs and trees strategically planted together
Seek to plant new trees as a grove, with numerous species grouped together. In addition, several different trees will help maintain the local diversity. Look to plant more shrubs close by if you have already existing single trees and mulching the entire area to form a landscape bed.

This in turn shields the root zone and diverts pressure into the area of the tree that offers more flexibility.

Tree Specimens Able to Withstand Strong Winds

The most resistant trees to wind damage are the Sand live oaks. Other trees with the least wind resistance include water oak, laurel oak, Chinese elm and sand pine.

Other alternatives include the crape myrtle, sabal palm, Southern magnolia, bald cypress and live oak – these trees in the event of a hurricane are less likely to blow over or lose limbs.

Although you want a beautiful yard, check that the common trees seen in Marietta Georgia,, also have good wind and storm resistance.

A Healthy Landscape Requires Smart Choices and Actions

Proper planting and constant care for your tree are just as vital as the tree selection process. Make wiser decisions when planning your landscape – planting new trees and shrubs in addition to continuous care for your trees will help you evade expensive damages in the future.

Todd’s Marietta Tree Services

200 Cobb Pkwy N Ste 428 Marietta, GA 30062
(678) 505-0266

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