It’s already been two weeks since Tropical Storm Beryl blew in to Jacksonville with a vengenous, but the impact from that powerful storm is still causing havoc to trees throughout Northeast Florida.
The ground under many trees has been weakened not only from the high winds and driving rains we experienced May 28, but also from the subsequent torrential downpours that are just part of our normal late spring and summer rainy season.
I’ve received numerous more calls from customers who’ve had trees and limbs fall several days, and now weeks after the storm.
Some of the obvious signs that you’ve got a problem tree on your hands include:
- The angle of the tree has changed since all the heavy rains and winds
- The area of the tree roots is raised on one side and the soil around the roots is soft
- Stress cracks on the bark or on the limbs, and
- Hanging limbs that are stuck on another limb and haven’t fallen yet – this can be particularly dangerous because it’s just a matter of time before a wind knocks that limb loose.
With all the rain that we’ve had it makes the tree limbs very heavy. As a precaution, it’s a good idea to get those horizontal limbs reaching for the light trimmed back.
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