Anyone who lives in Florida is certainly aware of the tumultuous storms that can occur from time to time. And yes, we’re, of course, talking about hurricane season. While not everyone has trees on their property in Florida, those that do need to exercise caution and responsibility when it comes to storm season. Removing trees before a storm hits can be an excellent preventative measure to keep you and your property safe.
Hurricane Season in Florida
Hurricanes are a common occurrence in Florida on a semi-yearly basis. Research studies have shown that two hurricanes on average, will come into contact with the eastern seaboard. Of these, there is a 40% chance that these storms will reach the Florida mainland. While it’s not set in stone what storms will occur, some years have been more hazardous than others, and in 2014 there was a total of four hurricanes that caused $61 billion dollars worth of damage.
Hurricanes & Tree Removal
With the unpredictable weather conditions that exist in the State of Florida, it’s of the utmost importance that precautions are taken. This isn’t just a matter of having trees removed after a storm has occurred, but examining the trees on your property before a storm to safeguard you, your property, and anyone who might be adjacent to it. It’s generally a good idea to have the trees on your property inspected at least twice a year. A certified arborist can advise you on the structural integrity of your trees and if they should be removed before storm season begins. Different trees react differently during a storm, and many species of tropical trees have evolved over time to withstand the high winds accompanying tropical storms and hurricanes.
Property Owner Liability
It’s important to remember that you could be liable for damage incurred to others in the case of a storm. Florida law states that if you have a dead tree on your property and it damages your neighbors’ property in any way, you are liable for the damages that are caused. For this reason, it’s important to ensure that the trees on your property are structurally sound.
Ecopro Tree Solutions
Life in Florida can be unpredictable, but the level of quality you’ll receive from Ecopro Tree Service & Outdoor Solutions is not. Whether it’s emergency services, demolition, or land clearing, we provide everything necessary to safeguard you and your property. For more information on us and what we have to offer, swing by ecoprooutdoor.com.