Storm Season Preparation in Brisbane
Queensland is known for its beautiful tropical weather in the summer, but the fast approaching storm season could spell disaster for your property and well-being should you fail to take the necessary action. Storm season in Queensland lasts from November to February and we don’t want to sound dramatic, but with storm season comes forceful winds and lightning that moves through the region rapidly, with exceptional power. Reducing hazards, particularly those posed by large trees on your property can prevent structural damage and personal injuries. We take a look at the best ways to care for your trees before the stormy weather arrives.
Care for Your Trees before the Storm Season
Trees are precious and can add spectacular depth and shelter to any property. Unfortunately, trees require ongoing maintenance to develop a strong root system and produce a lush appearance so they do not become a hazard. Storms in Queensland are fierce. From hail and floods to strong winds, trees are often the first to suffer damage and cause damage too.
Wind can uproot older trees causing surrounding property damage. Branches pelted by rain and hail can snap and break windows or cause serious injuries. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to prevent your trees from becoming living hazards.
Examine Your Trees
A tree that appears sparse or tends to lose its branches quickly and easily in strong wind or rain should be pruned or trimmed by a professional arborist. By removing weak and dead branches, the tree is able to maintain its integrity upon storm weather. Native trees from eucalyptus to hoop pines can best withstand a tropical storm but should be trimmed professionally if situated on a neighbouring boundary or growth has not been safely managed.
Call on a Professional Arborist 07 5546 3958
Before the onset of the wet season, consult with an experienced and professional arborist. A thorough inspection of trees can determine whether they pose a risk or remain healthy and sturdy enough to withstand harsh weather conditions.
Cracked limbs, decay, poor growth, and branches located near the property are signs that have to be managed by a professional Brisbane tree company, like Oasis Tree Management (hint hint).
Your trusted arbor team can determine whether a tree is deemed dangerous and must be trimmed or removed. A professional tree feller will provide safe services including the clearing of branches and tree trunks that would compromise the property.
Legal Consideration for Protected Trees
It is important to remember that most indigenous trees and threatened species are protected under law in Queensland and the surrounds. For lopping or pruning, you may require a permit issue by your local council.
Never remove a native tree without determining if it is protected. Contact your local council to apply for a permit for the removal of protected tree species.
Take Action Before the Storm Season Arrives
Do not wait to maintain your trees or attempt to remove a tree yourself. Call the Oasis Tree Management team today 07 5546 3958. We’re equipped and knowledgeable in all pruning and tree removal procedures.