Requiring Tree First Aid? Davis Family Arbor Services is Your Port in a Storm
July 14, 2019 – With over 25 years offering tree maintenance solutions to the citizens of Tulsa, Davis Family Arbor Services is ready and waiting on your call.
The family-owned and operated tree surgeon service specializes in providing solutions for tall trees in tight spaces – but they can also support everything from tree removal, stump grinding, tree care, tree trimming and more.
One of their critical successes is handling urgent problem calls from worried residents who are facing tree-related issues after a storm.
With the backing of the USDA Forest Service, Tree Care Industry Association and the International Society of Arboriculture, Davis Family Arbor Services recommends property owners to consider their options in clearing up the mess left behind by storms.
“Identifying issues and performing theproper techniques is crucial after trees have been damaged from storms. These timely decisions are criticaland will make the difference between giving trees a good chance of survival and losing them unnecessarily,” said Davis Family Arbor Services founder Brad Davis.
The Arbor Day Foundation urges home and property owners to follow these six simple rules in administering tree first aid after a storm:
1. Don’t try to do it all yourself: If large limbs are broken or hanging, or if high climbing or overhead chainsaw work is needed, it’s a job for a professional arborist, such as Davis Family Arbor Services.
2. Take safety precautions: Look up and look down. Be on the alert for downed power lines and dangerous hanging branches that look like they’re ready to fall. Stay away from any downed utility lines, low-voltage telephone, or cable lines and even fence wires can become electrically charged when there are fallen or broken electrical lines nearby.
3. Don’t get under broken limbs that are hanging or caught in other branches overhead. And, unless you know how to use one, leave chainsaw work to the professionals.
4. Remove any broken branches still attached to the tree. Removing the jagged remains of smaller sized broken limbs is one common repair that property owners can make after a storm. If done correctly, it will minimize the risk of decay agents entering the wound.
5. Repair torn bark. To improve the tree’s appearance and eliminate hiding places for insects, carefully use a chisel or sharp knife to smooth the ragged edges of wounds where the bark has been torn away. Try not to expose any more of the greenish inner bark than is necessary, as these weak layers contain the tree’s food and water lifelines between roots and leaves.
6. Resist the urge to over prune. Don’t worry if the tree’s appearance isn’t perfect. With branches gone, your trees may look unbalanced or naked. You’ll be surprised at how fast they will heal, grow new foliage, and return to their natural beauty.
If you need more advice and tips, or further information on the services offered by Davis Family Arbor, then check their website on https://www.davisfamilyarbor.com/ or call them on 918 513-2689. They are also available on Facebook on their Davis Family Arbor family page https://www.facebook.com/davisfamilyarbor.