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Plan for Hurricane Season with Shade Shifters

The need for professional tree care services cannot be overstated in a region prone to storms and hurricanes. Shade Shifters offers preventive measures to safeguard against potential hazards, as well as regular and emergency care. Through strategic pruning and bracing, we fortify trees, ensuring their resilience against the forces of nature.

Here are some essential tips to help you weather the storm:

1. Evaluate Your Trees

Before hurricane season peaks, it’s crucial to assess the health and stability of the trees on your property. Weak or diseased trees are more likely to succumb to the strong winds and heavy rains, posing a significant risk to your property and safety. Shade Shifters can help maintain your trees, identifying potential hazards and recommending appropriate measures to mitigate risk.

2. Trim and Prune Regularly

Proper tree maintenance is key to minimizing the impact of hurricanes on your property. Regular trimming and pruning help to remove dead or overgrown branches that could become projectiles during high winds. By keeping your trees well-maintained, you not only reduce the risk of damage to your home but also promote healthier growth and longevity for your trees. Our skilled arborists at Shade Shifters can handle all your trimming and pruning needs with precision and care.

3. Secure Loose Objects

Securing any loose objects in your yard that could become airborne during a hurricane is essential. Patio furniture, potted plants, and outdoor decorations should be safely stored or anchored down to prevent them from causing damage to your home or neighboring properties. Our team at Shade Shifters can offer guidance on proper anchoring techniques and assist you in securing any vulnerable items around your property.

4. Emergency Tree Removal

Trees may fall or become damaged during a hurricane despite all precautionary measures. In such cases, it’s crucial to enlist the help of trained professionals for safe and efficient tree removal. Attempting the task yourself can be dangerous and result in further property damage or injury. At Shade Shifters, we have the expertise and equipment to handle emergency tree removals promptly and responsibly, minimizing disruption to your life and property.

5. Stay Informed and Prepared

Stay informed. Keep up with weather forecasts and evacuation orders issued by local authorities during hurricane season. A well-defined emergency plan can help you and your family stay safe in the event of a storm. Keep essential supplies, such as food, water, flashlights, and batteries, stocked up and easily accessible. Don’t ontact Shade Shifters in your emergency contacts for expert assistance and guidance before and after the storm.

At Shade Shifters, we’re dedicated to helping our Gainesville community stay safe and protected during hurricane season and beyond. Whether you need routine tree maintenance or emergency assistance, you can rely on our team of experienced professionals to provide reliable service and peace of mind. Call today at (352) 262-1791 to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you prepare for whatever Mother Nature has in store.