Brisbane, Queensland is no stranger to the wrath of Mother Nature, and storm season may bring heavy rains and strong winds that can impact the vegetation at your property. As a homeowner or property manager, it’s important to ensure that your trees are well-maintained and prepared to withstand the challenges that come with the storm season.
Here are our essential tips and guidelines on tree maintenance to prepare for the storm season in Brisbane
Inspection and Assessment:
The first step in preparing your trees for the storm season is a thorough inspection. Examine each tree on your property to identify any visible signs of damage, disease, or decay. Look for dead or hanging branches, cracks in the trunk, and weak attachments. Such issues can make the tree more susceptible to storm damage.
Pruning and Trimming:
Regular pruning and trimming can help to remove dead or weak branches and improve the structural integrity of your trees. Trim any overgrown branches that could potentially break off during strong winds. Pruning should be done by a certified arborist to ensure the proper technique is used and avoid causing harm to the tree.
Reinforce Weak Trees:
If you have trees that are already weak or have structural issues, consider tree bracing or cabling. These techniques can help stabilise the tree and prevent branches from breaking off during a storm. Consult an arborist to determine the best approach for your specific trees.
Clear Debris and Loose Objects:
In your yard, make sure to remove any loose objects and debris that could become projectiles during strong winds. This includes toys, garden furniture, and tools. Additionally, clear dead branches and leaves from around your trees to reduce the risk of damage during a storm.
Consider Tree Removal:
In some cases, it may be necessary to remove a tree that is particularly hazardous or beyond saving. While tree removal is a last resort, it’s sometimes the safest option to protect your property and the safety of those around you. Consult with an arborist to assess whether removal is necessary.
Local Regulations and Permissions:
Before engaging in any tree maintenance activities, be aware of local regulations and permissions. Some significant or native trees may be protected by local Brisbane council. The best way to find out is to phone council and provide your address so they can check your property for any existing protection orders. For more information you can check our fact sheet here.
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Preparing your trees for storm season in Brisbane is essential to ensure the safety of your property. Regular inspection, maintenance, and a proactive approach to tree care can make a significant difference in reducing the risk of storm-related tree damage. Always consult with a certified arborist for expert guidance and address any issues promptly. By following these guidelines, you can help keep your trees healthy and resilient in the face of Brisbane’s unpredictable weather!