|With predicted increased rainfall and storms this year it is time to prepare your trees and prevent the damage they are known to cause through branches falling on buildings, infrastructure, vehicles and worst case entire trees falling or injury to staff, residents or visitors to your properties.
Skyline can help you assess your trees and prepare them for the storm season through tree audits, selective pruning and even full removal where the tree poses significant risk.
Through these warmer months we see an increase in storms, bringing strong winds, heavy rain, lightning strikes, and even increased fire risk for the dry hot periods. We have already seen some severe weather but with more storms forecast in the coming months, there’s still time to safely prepare.
The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting a typical storm season.
Before we get caught off guard, it’s best to make the most of periods of milder weather to plan ahead and one option is by monitoring overhanging trees and gutters.
Summer is the time to enjoy our leafy streets and native flora but any tree within close proximity to a powerline presents a significant risk for power interruptions, electrocution from fallen powerlines and electrical fires. The excess foliage and debris from overhanging branches can also clog up gutters and downpipes, increasing the risk of damage caused by water intrusion and localised flooding.
It is important to beware of the dangers involved and call a professional arborist first. If you happen to live near a river or a waterway or in an urban area with large trees, your vegetation might be Heritage listed or protected under Council law, however we are able to walk you through the options you have and what is required so you can avoid a fine.
Preparing for storm season is just one way of keeping our communities safe.