Emerald Tree & Shrub Care Company: Prepare Now for Storm Season

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Local experts offer advice on how to protect your property

Emerald Tree & Shrub Care Company, a full-service tree and shrub care company based in Scarsdale, is urging home and property owners throughout Westchester and Fairfield Counties to assess their trees’ health before winter storms arrive.

Preparing trees for natural disasters is a must and should be done well in advance of the winter storm season. As we near the beginning of fall, now is the time to protect your home and most valuable landscape investments.

Emerald Tree & Shrub Care Company’s team of experts recommend that property owners regularly have their trees inspected by a professional arborist for any damage or internal faults, including hollows, rotting, and cracks before a storm, and look at your trees for the following warning signs:

  • Wires in contact with tree branches
  • Dead or broken limbs and tree tops that may be hanging or lodged in the tree
  • Cracked stem and branch forks that could cause catastrophic failure of a tree section
  • Hollow or decayed areas on the trunk or main limbs, or mushrooms growing from the bark which indicate a decayed and weakened stem
  • Peeling bark or gaping wounds in the trunk which indicate structural weakness
  • Fallen or uprooted trees putting pressure on other trees beneath them
  • Tight, V-shaped forks which are much more prone to failure than open U-shaped ones
  • Heaving soil at the tree base is a potential indicator of an unsound root system

“Trees can become unhealthy over time due to severe weather conditions, and can suffer extensive damage,” said Steve Farrelly, ISA Board Certified Master Arborist and Founder of Emerald Tree & Shrub Care Company. “Just because your trees survived the last storm does not mean they will survive the next storm. If you’re unsure whether your trees are healthy or can withstand the upcoming storm season, you should consult a professional arborist who can identify and remove hazards as well as treat tree health problems.”

Emerald Tree & Shrub Care Company is located at 26 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale, NY and offers 24-hour emergency service.

For a free pre-storm consultation or for inquiries about services, visit emeraldtreecare.com, and follow @EmeraldTreeCo on Twitter and Facebook.

About Emerald Tree & Shrub Care Company
Emerald Tree & Shrub Care Company in Scarsdale, NY is Westchester and Fairfield Counties' leading arboriculture services provider, offering expert care to residential and commercial clients since 1996. Founded by ISA Board Certified Master Arborist Steve Farrelly, Emerald and its highly-skilled and accredited team possess exceptional knowledge of the region and its indigenous wildlife. The team's passion has earned it clients like Fordham University and prestigious area golf courses and estates.

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