After the last several months of cleaning up tree branches or having trees removed that uprooted in Super storm Sandy, we know people are tired of dealing with damage caused by the storm, yet now it is more important than ever to consider the health and safety of your trees. Many trees suffered broken limbs, stress cracks, fractures, and root damage from the sustained high winds of Sandy, and other internal damage that cannot be seen from the ground that require the experienced eye of a certified tree expert to assess your trees for potential hazards. Signs of hazards to look for after a high-wind event are:

  •  Cracks in the trunk or in major limbs.
  • Root fractures and internal damage decreases a tree’s  ability to supply water and nutrients to the crown of the tree and can lead to severe decline or death of the tree.
  •  Trees that appear healthy can often have hidden decay or hollowing.
    decayed tree

     One-sided or significantly leaning trees can indicate root problems.
    Trees with significant canopy loss require help to restore energy producing leaves – soil injections with a slow release fertilizer help the tree recover.



An ounce of prevention will cost you  less than a pound of cure. Proper pruning allows the wind to move through the tree’s canopy rather than provide resistance.


before and afer

Proactive measures, before future storms, are to remove weak trees, over-mature trees and those with significant decay as well as pruning and thinning of healthy trees.

Please contact us to schedule and appointment or to learn about Plant Health Care  as a way to prevent insect and disease damage, or any of our Lawn Care services. Our professional, experienced staff is here to help.