Learn to Embrace Tree Service: A Tree Blog
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Learn to Embrace Tree Service: A Tree Blog

Welcome to my blog. My name is Sarah, and right now, I can see my favourite tree from my window. A few years ago, it was ailing, but I learned everything I could about tree health and nurtured her back to abundance. In this blog, I plan to write all about tree care, from the basics you can do on your own to knowing when to call a professional. My love of trees grew out of my love for gardening and landscaping, and I may write about those topics as well. I hope that you like my blog and that it inspires you. Thanks for reading!

Learn to Embrace Tree Service: A Tree Blog

Preparing Your Trees for Storms: What You Need to Know

Diana Jones

While there's no nationwide storm season, Australia can get more than its fair share of extreme weather. A general rule of thumb is to prepare for the possibility of bad weather during the summer cyclone season. While it's the northern parts of the country that will be in the direct path of any cyclone that makes it to land, weather systems across much of the country can be still be affected. It can be prudent to get into the habit of preparing the trees in your garden for extreme weather so that they don't cause damage. So what are some of the ways to get your trees ready for any extreme weather that might come your way?

Inspect Your Trees

When did you last take a really close look at the trees in your garden?

  • Take note of any major branches that don't seem to be particularly healthy, whether the branch is obviously dead or simply has lacklustre foliage.
  • Look for any rot or fungus that appears to have taken hold on the tree as this can significantly weaken its overall integrity.
  • Has one of your trees taken on a noticeable lean? This can mean that the root structure of the tree has become compromised in some way, increasing the risk of the tree falling down in heavy wind. Large trees like this will need to be professionally assessed, and removal might be necessary.

If you should notice any of these danger signs in the trees in your garden, then you might wish to call a tree maintenance company. You will probably be able to remove any unhealthy branches yourself, but please leave any large jobs for the professionals. You should also contact your local council to find out if any of the trees on your property have been deemed significant. This means that they're under a protection order and you might need permission to have them removed, and even in the case of tree lopping.


Even if they're not on your property, it's smart to keep an eye on any trees that are extending towards the powerlines on your street. Your local power company will periodically prune any trees that are growing within a close proximity to the powerlines. However, the power company might be unaware of a period of rapid growth which can put the powerlines in danger, particularly during extreme weather. Do not attempt to trim any trees that are in danger of touching a powerline. Such work needs to be carried out by a trained contractor. If you are concerned about a tree that is closing in on a powerline, please call the power company in question, or even your local council.

It's really just a question of ensuring that your trees are healthy with any dead growth removed, thus reducing the likelihood of any storm damage.