Severe weather is unavoidable, no matter what season of year it is in Nashville. In the winter we worry about the ice and snow storms (hyperlink), and during the summer frequent threats are flooding and tornadoes. With the weather comes the possibility of damaging winds and floods that could potentially harm your trees and damage your landscape. And of course, there are certain areas within Middle Tennessee that are much more susceptible to tree damage, so it’s important to be aware of your landscape and know who to call in case of an emergency. Here are only a few factors to consider during severe summer storms:
- High-flood plains — Since the flooding in 2010, Nashvillians know how serious flooding can be and how it can harm trees and landscape. If you live in an area with high flood plains, it’s important to have regular tree care maintenance completed to avoid any potential disaster when a flood occurs.
- Double trunks/old trees — Trees with multiple trunks or really old trees are very susceptible to severe storms. If you have one in your landscape, it’s a good idea to get an arborist to examine it for proper tree care.
- Wooded areas — Trees in an open landscape such as a wooded area or lot can succumb to damage during storms. Straight-line winds or lightning are two possible issues. If you have a wooded area or lot on your property, consider calling the Parke Company for a few ideas on keeping the property safe year-round.
- Construction zones — These are areas where trees can be heavily strained. These areas are easily affected and can have the biggest impact if the zones are in heavily populated areas.
All these factors can weigh in on the livelihood of a tree during a storm. Obviously, tree care should be completed year round to prevent emergency issues, however the Parke Company’s arborists know that it can’t always be avoided — that’s where the emergency care comes in. This service is meant for emergency tree care services only, such as a severe storms or trees falling on a house in the middle of the night. If you find yourself in need of emergency tree care services, contact an arborist at the emergency line at 615-201-9999 for immediate assistance. Need tree care or landscape services, but it’s not an emergency? Contact Dan Beasley directly at 615-405-6548 to book an appointment.