Keep your yard safe during storm season
We may only be a few weeks into June but the winter storms have certainly arrived in Perth! You have probably noticed fallen tree branches and other debris around the place after some of the windier days.
It’s always a good idea to make a careful check of your garden once a storm has passed to ensure that your trees have made it through safely, as broken branches caught in the canopy could be dangerous should they fall. If large branches are broken or dangling high up then it’s often advisable to call in the professionals, as we’re qualified for high climbing and chainsaw removal. Significantly damaged trees pose a hazard, so it is always best to have a professional assess the tree if you’re in any doubt about its safety. As mentioned in one of our previous articles, power line safety post-storm is also very important.
For more minor storm damage, here are a few tips for caring for your garden post deluge:
- Heavy rainfall can wash away your mulch and erode the soil from around plant and tree roots, so a lightly packed top-up may be needed.
- It’s generally best to avoid using fertilisers until spring, as the next heavy rainfall will wash them away.
- Smaller damaged tree limbs should often be pruned at the point they meet the larger branch to prevent rot setting in. But don’t get too enthusiastic – even if a tree looks a bit lopsided after storm damage, it’s best not to over-prune and place additional stress on the tree.
Dickies Trees are qualified arborists and tree surgeons with 30 years of experience. We specialise in all professional tree services, including tree removal, tree stump grinding, tree lopping and power line clearance. We can even deliver mulch!
We offer seven days a week service and after hours/emergency call-outs. As a major government, shire and business contractor, we are extremely professional and fully insured. We offer you exceptional, reliable service.
Give our friendly team a call on 9249 4077 to discuss your tree and garden requirements.