Hurricane Sally is making her way through Atlanta, complete with rain, flood warnings and more. Hopefully, the metro area will escape the worst of the storm, but homeowners should start making plans to check their properties for remaining elements of Sally storm damage in Atlanta.
As soon as all the rain and soggy weather passes, get outside and take a look at your trees. However, be extremely cautious. Be especially alert for downed power lines and dangling limbs! If you’re not sure about something, call a professional.
Sally Storm Damage to Your Trees
Soaking rains and downpours are making our local area ground soggy and soft. And coupled with moderately high winds, you have a recipe for falling branches and debris. With soggy ground, trees become very prone to toppling under these conditions. As soon as possible, get outside to inspect your trees for any storm damage.
Locate Damaged Trees
It’s relatively easy to spot tree damage. You may already have branches and debris in the yard to clean up. But here are some warning signs to look for so that you can minimize the impact of weakened and potentially dangerous trees.
- Broken and hanging limbs should be identified and removed immediately.
- Are any trees leaning? This is really important! Even without high winds, any leaning trees are especially dangerous to your family, home and property. Call a tree professional immediately!
- Inspect tree limbs and branches around power lines. Six feet is the recommended distance from power lines, structures and buildings. Let professionals trim and remove branches and limbs near power lines.
Need More Advice?
Call Axemen Tree Service for an assessment and evaluation of your trees. Corrective action begins with a thorough evaluation. If a hazardous situation exists, there are three recommended options for correcting the problem: move the target, prune the tree or remove the tree. Axemen can help you choose the best course of action.
Call the pros at Axemen to learn more about potential risks from hurricane Sally storm damage. Axemen offers professional and quality tree care service for your GA home. We are your tree service experts serving Woodstock, Marietta, East Cobb and Roswell.