Hazard Analysis

Some branches cannot handle additional weight of snow in winter, and because of this, it is important to have an inspection and hazard analysis done before and after a severe storm. Some visible damages may occur during a storm in the form of fallen limbs, or fallen trees. However, some damages are not as obvious, and can be dangerous. If a large tree branch becomes cracked or weakened by a storm, they can fall at anytime without warning, causing potential for hazards and injury. Additionally, if these fractured trees are near your home, they have the potential to fall on your roof and cause more costly, and severe damages.

There is more to dealing with storm-damaged trees than simply cutting them down with a chainsaw. Because of this, it is key that you hire a certified arborist like Red Cedar to accurately determine the best course of action for your tree care.

There are six main types of tree storm damages:

  1. Blown over
  2. Stem failure
  3. Crown twist
  4. Root failure
  5. Branch failure
  6. Lightning strike
tree damage to home

Avoid Tree Damage: Signs Your Tree May Fall

Severe storms can bring about unexpected and sudden damages that are often unavoidable. However, when it comes to the trees on your property, it is important to regularly inspect them to eliminate avoidable threats of tree damage. Depending on the severity of a storm, even healthy trees can be uprooted, but, by treating trees that …

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Bombogenesis downed trees and power lines

Bombogenesis: How This Will Impact Your Trees

A Bombogenesis refers to a rapidly intensifying area of low pressure classified as a “weather bomb”. To be classified as a “weather bomb” the central pressure of the low-pressure system must drop at least 24 millibars within 24 hours. Winter Storm Grayson, will undergo a Bombogenesis off of the eastern seaboard. As the system continues …

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frozen trees in winter

Preparing and Caring for Trees in Winter

With winter comes rapid fluctuations in temperatures, storms, and precipitation. In areas that experience harsh winters, it is unfortunately inevitable that all exterior elements of your property will take somewhat of a beating. Your trees in winter will experience different forms of stress that can be directly correlated to damages. Cold stress: With temperature fluctuation …

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Tornado Warning & Hail Storm Damage

Yesterday evening Dutchess County was under a tornado warning and experienced a severe storm that included golf ball sized hail, flying debris, severe winds, heavy downpour, lightning, thunder, and funnel shaped cloud formations. Hail storm damage and lightning damages to properties, homes, windows, vehicles, and trees were encountered. Red Cedar has a team of experienced …

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