Any Dallas Emergency Tree Service, like White Rock Tree Removal Service, is preparing for a busy emergency season this year. The reason for this is two fold. First, Dallas's most mature trees' available moisture is less than half, annually, than the thirty year average during which they matured. (Latest Annual Rainfall - 36.14 in.) (30 Year Average Rainfall 1980 thru 2010 - 79.8 in.) This rain deficit is leaving Dallas trees extra dry and vulnerable to the effects of coming high winds. Historically, in Dallas, the windier part of the year lasts for a little over 7 months, from October to June. Average wind speeds of more than 10.0 miles per hour are expected, while high winds, (between 40 and 50 mph,) have become common in recent years. As we head into the end of the year, this perfect storm of conditions is expected to send residents and business owners in the East Dallas, North Dallas, University Park, Highland Park, Uptown Dallas and Preston Hollow communities running for their phones to call, for 24/7 Dallas emergency tree service, from White Rock Tree Removal Service.
Mature Dallas trees have weathered the annual high winds through an innate flexibility that is directly related to how much moisture Dallas trees could absorb and retain, in the less windy times of the year. As less precipitation is available, Dallas trees are less flexible and more brittle / breakable. Coming high winds will lead to, sometimes fatal, damage due to: extraordinary loss of leaves, leaning - sometimes resulting in roots lifting out of the ground, broken and fallen limbs, splits in the tree’s trunk, and fallen trees.
Any Dallas Emergency Tree Service, like White Rock Tree Removal Service, will tell you damage prevention measures are the best ways to avoid wind damage to your trees that ultimately leads to property and personal damage from flying / falling debris, whole limbs and trees. Properly pruned Dallas trees are less vulnerable to wind damage. Pruning in early Autumn is one of the best ways to protect trees from the effects of high winds. The common belief about pruning trees, in high wind regions, was once to prune to open the canopy, to allow high winds to blow through the tree. This actually leaves trees more vulnerable to damage than, what Dallas emergency tree service professionals agree to be, properly pruned and therefore more structurally sound trees. Pruning the right trees at the right times with the right tools is key to tree health. Practices like hat-racking or topping trees, though sometimes necessary, can leave trees near defenseless to high winds.
Preemptive cabling for trees may be needed for additional support for Dallas trees, than proper care and pruning may provide. This step can also help to avoid some of the most devastating effects of wind damage on your Dallas trees. Proper cabling will limit the range of movement of compromised portions of the tree while allowing for enough flexibility to prevent the tree from snapping under increased tension. Of course, be sure to follow proper watering guidelines for your trees and adhere to local water conversation guidelines. Look for signs of heat stress and opportunistic pathogens in your trees, before high winds arrive. The signs of a hazardous condition affecting your Dallas trees may be hard to recognize. If you are concerned or unsure about your Dallas trees' vulnerability to wind damage, don't wait to call a Dallas Emergency Tree Service, like White Rock Tree Removal Service for a free onsite assessment of your Dallas Trees.
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