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Storm-Proof Your Trees: Essential Tree Care Tips for Weathering the Storms

Trees are beautiful, beneficial, and an essential part of our environment. However, they can also become potential hazards during storms. Heavy winds, rain, and lightning can cause branches to break or trees to topple over, potentially damaging your property and posing a risk to your safety. In this blog, we'll discuss the importance of proper tree care in preparing for storms and the steps you can take to minimize potential damage. Plus, learn why partnering with New Horizons Tree Service is the best way to ensure your trees stay healthy and safe.

Essential Tree Care Tips for Storm Preparation

  1. Regular Inspections: Periodically inspect your trees for signs of weakness, decay, or disease. Look for cracks, fungal growth, or dead branches. If you're unsure of what to look for, expert guidance and assessment are available.

  2. Prune and Trim: Regularly prune and trim your trees to remove dead or weakened branches, promoting healthy growth and reducing the risk of storm damage. Professional pruning services can ensure the best results.

  3. Cabling and Bracing: In some cases, trees with weak or split trunks may need additional support. Installing cables or braces can help stabilize your trees and protect them from storm damage.

  4. Lightning Protection: Taller trees or those located near your home are at a higher risk of being struck by lightning. Consider implementing lightning protection systems to help safeguard your trees and property.


Taking the necessary precautions to storm-proof your trees is vital for ensuring their health and the safety of your property. With professional guidance and expert care, you can minimize potential storm-related damage. New Horizons Tree Service is here to help with all of your tree care needs. From inspections and pruning to cabling and lightning protection, we provide comprehensive solutions for maintaining the health and safety of your trees. Contact New Horizons Tree Service today and let our experienced team take care of your trees, giving you peace of mind during stormy weather.

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