Orlando/Tampa Hurricane Damage, Downed Trees & Broken Branches

September 9, 2017

The 2017 storm and hurricane season is busy one here in Central Florida, Orlando, Tampa, and Brevard county. It is vital to have the essentials on hand, water, food, flashlights and extra batteries, but also important to make sure your landscape. Make sure you have a plan just in case you have any fallen trees or large branches on your commercial property.

Be Prepared by Having a Plan in Place!

Central Florida weather is unpredictable, trees not properly maintained can quickly become a liability. Professional pruning or tree removal can prevent damage during a storm.

When an emergency happens be prepared, contact Baker Commercial Landscaping for a free quote.

Baker Commercial Landscaping has been assisting residence of Central Florida with emergency storm clean up for decades, each crew has the necessary equipment to tackle any job.

Trees are susceptible to the harsh Florida weather. Strong winds can strip large branches, uproot trees from the ground and leave them twisted across the property. Certain trees are more susceptible than others to wind damage.

Inspecting Your Trees After a Storm

Look for leaning trees  Just because a tree didn’t fall during a storm doesn’t mean it wasn’t damaged. Check your property for trees that are not fully upright. Leaning trees can be a big liability and need to be addressed right away.

Check for utility wires  Keep an eye out for utility wires as you inspect your trees and property. High winds can break branches and loosen wires, which can be a hazardous condition when they come into contact with each other.

Broken branches can easily become a liability for employees, tenants, and guests. They can also be a source of great stress on the tree, leaving it vulnerable to health problems.

For those thinking about attempting to remove the tree themselves, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned, “Each year, approximately 36,000 people are treated in hospital emergency departments for injuries from using chain saws. The potential risk of injury increases after hurricanes and other natural disasters, when chain saws are widely used to remove fallen or partially fallen trees and tree branches.”