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Four Factors That Predispose Trees to Wind Damage

For all of the amazing benefits trees provide, strong winds can make them incredibly dangerous. Gusts and gales can send branches flying through the air, while particularly strong winds can uproot trees or snap trunks like twigs.Wind damage can severely impact the health and stability of your trees. Discover the four main factors that predispose trees to wind damage and learn how to protect them with expert advice from Arborist Now. Our San Francisco-based tree care specialists provide tips on proper planting, maintenance, and prevention strategies to keep your trees safe and healthy.

Topping Trees: Controversial Yet Common Practice

Uncover the heated debate surrounding tree topping, a common but controversial tree care practice. Explore why this method persists despite widespread criticism from arborists and learn about the sustainable alternatives promoted by Arborist Now.

What To Do If Your Tree Gets Struck By Lightning

When a tree gets struck by lightning, the impact can cause significant damage. This blog post explores the signs of lightning damage, potential risks, and the importance of assessing the tree's health and safety. It also highlights when to seek professional help and how to support the tree's recovery process.

The After-Effects of Wildfires in California are Wide-Ranging

Wildfires spread quickly and can engulf large areas in a short period. Explore the far-reaching consequences of wildfires on the environment and communities in this insightful blog post. Learn about the ecological damage as well as how wildfires affect human health and elevate risks of natural disasters like mudslides. This article also discusses the socio-economic impacts, including damage to infrastructure and losses in local economies.

A Guide to Vertical Mulching

Discover the importance of vertical mulching and its role in maintaining healthy tree roots with this informative blog post. Delve into the technique's benefits, such as alleviating soil compaction and enhancing water penetration, to ensure the vitality and longevity of your trees. This guide provides insights on safeguarding your trees' critical root zones, emphasizing proactive care for a thriving garden.

What to Do When Tree Branches Hang Over Your Roof

So, how dangerous are trees hanging over your rooftop? When should you be worried and take some action? Here’s everything you need to know.When tree branches hang over your roof, they pose various risks to your home and health. In this post, we outline the dangers of overhanging branches, the signs of potential risks, and the importance of regular inspection and tree care. You'll also find guidelines on safely removing branches and the benefits of professional assistance.

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