A winter storm can strike at any time and it is important to be prepared for what might be headed our way. Here are key points our certified arborists recommend addressing with your trees.
What to look for:
- Homes that were built within the last five years.
- Trees scattered on property that was recently cleared.
- Areas with poor soil.
- Trees with included bark.
- Lopsided treetops.
- Cracks or decay in tree bark.
- Trees that haven’t been pruned recently.
Wind and ice hit trees in the Portland area the hardest. Wind can cause damage by blowing over a tree, breaking branches, and breaking a portion of the tree off. Ice can damage a tree by causing the branches to break and weakening included bark. It is important to have your trees assessed by a certified arborist to prevent damage occurring to your trees. Annual pruning and maintenance will also help reduce the risk of damage that may possibly occur.
If we experience a major storm does hit and you need help call Rich’s Tree Service. We offer emergency tree service and our crews work around the clock when necessary. If you believe you have an emergency tree situation call our office at 503-465-2133, from there you will be prompted to follow the steps on the recording to dispatch a crew if it is after our normal business hours.
Owner and Certified Arborist Rich Gillum, of Rich’s Tree Service, Inc., has been serving the Portland Metro areas for over 24 years. We are a licensed, bonded, and insured tree care company that specializes in pruning, preservation, and removal. Customers can read our reviews on Angie’s List, The BBB, Facebook and ask for a list of commercial and residential references to learn more about our superior service.