Landscaping

Posted on: May 8, 2014

After a long Winter season, it appears that Spring has possibly Sprung? Now is the time to prune rose bushes, fix uneven stepping stones and remove damaged branches from shrubs and trees.

Landscaping our yards often provides not just beautification but also welcome shade during a hot summer day. However those large trees and shrubs can also be a contributing factor to structural damage too. More than 70% of trees that fall during a storm have suffered from previous conditions making them vulnerable. Learn to recognize and treat some of these symptoms to avoid potential for damage to your home, autos and others personal property.

Here are a few tips:

  • Root Damage: is easiest detected through evidence of decline in above ground parts of the tree. Dieback or death of branches at the tip is often the first sign.
  • Excessive Lean: Many trees do lean, but a tree with an excessive lean and evidence of root lifting and soil mounding is a cause for concern.

If you have questions or concerns we suggest you contact a local landscaping company or arborist for assistance. Happy Spring from Paramount Insurance.