Thomas Arboriculture

The importance of removing storm damaged branches

One of the more unfortunate things that homeowners in Far North Queensland have to face in the annual wet season is hostile tropical storms and in some cases, cyclonic winds. While these weather conditions are out of human control, the one thing we can do is preempt the weather and prepare our land for the possibility of such storm activity. Prior to the wet season, we recommend having a member of our team visit your property to assess hidden issues and to prune back any branches or trees that pose potential damage. It is important to focus on preventing destruction by limiting the issues that could stem from a large weather event hitting the area.

Should you find yourself in a situation where a storm or cyclone has hit your property, our team of highly trained aboraisats are able to assist you. Not only are they able to help remove damaged trees and branches to protect what is left of the healthy tree but they are able to assist in tree aftercare, including additional pruning to encourage healthy growth. Obviously, any branches left hanging by a storm can pose a huge danger to your family, property, as well as infrastructure such as sheds, fences and powerlines.

You may not realise, but a tree damaged in a storm has a high risk of developing rot or other diseases, and becomes a haven for fungus and other damaging diseases. This can not only impact the damaged tree, but also the healthy ones that surround it. Not only can an arborist prevent the spread of these diseases, but they can assess the tree to get to the root of the underlying issue which caused the tree to become damaged in the first place, including soil decay, disease and infestation of insects including termites.

The exceptional FNQ team of specialist vegetation managers at Thomas Arboriculture  provide a large number of services to meet your every arboriculture need, including:

  • Stump grinding and removal
  • Evacuation and earthworks
  • Tree removal and pruning
  • Landscaping and retaining walls
  • Mulching and wood chip supply
  • Tree planting
  • Cyclone and storm cleanup