This season has been especially brutal. Broken tree limbs, completely uprooted trees and wind damaged yards seem to be the norm the last few weeks. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here’s what you need to do before and after the next storm:
Before the next storm hits, trim any visibly dead or weak branches on your trees. This is especially important on bigger trees because removing branches allows wind to more easily pass through, helping to avoid the possibility of broken limbs or your tree uprooting.
For your new and younger trees it is a good idea to double stake them to protect against the heavy winds. Moon Valley offers staking services and even carries tree staking supplies at each of its locations.
Check your irrigation system. After a good rain you can shut down your system for a few days to avoid waste and over watering. A good rule of thumb is for every ¼ inch - ½ inch of rain you can comfortably skip a cycle.
Rake and pick up any loose debris in your yard like leaves, broken branches and palm fronds. If your smaller or younger trees fall over during the storm, put it upright and monitor for a few days. Remember, Moon Valley has an in-house arborist that can help you assess any damage.
For any heavily damaged areas or trees call a professional tree service to help with trimming and removal. Moon Valley recommends Hayward Tree Service.
If you have any questions or are concerned about a young tree that was recently planted by Moon Valley, please call any of our 8 Valley locations and speak with a certified nursery professional.