Severe Weather & Your Trees

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The Impact of Summer Storms

Tree in Bad Weather

On June 26, 2024, New Jersey experienced a severe weather event that left a trail of destruction across the state. Powerful thunderstorms, with wind gusts up to 60 mph, pelted the region with hail and heavy rain. The impact was widespread, with numerous reports of downed trees, power outages, and significant disruptions to transportation services.

The storms caused extensive damage, leading to tree falls and disruptions in NJ Transit rail services. The Gladstone Branch service was suspended in both directions due to tree damage, while Hudson-Bergen Light Rail service faced suspensions between MLK Drive to Westside Avenue and 8th Street to 34th Street because of fallen trees. Power outages affected tens of thousands of residents, with Jersey Central Power & Light reporting over 86,000 customers without power and PSE&G nearly 750 customers in the dark as of 10 p.m. that evening.

The Hidden Dangers to Your Trees

While the visible damage to trees after a storm is evident, storms of this magnitude can also cause hidden internal damage that is not immediately apparent. High winds and heavy rain can lead to cracks, internal weakening, and branches that are prone to breaking. These hidden issues can compromise the structural integrity of your trees, making them more susceptible to falling or losing branches in the future.

Even if your trees appear stable on the outside, they may have sustained internal damage that can pose significant risks. A tree with internal cracks or weakened branches can unexpectedly fall, potentially causing injury to people, damage to property, or disruption to your daily life. Moreover, weakened trees are less able to withstand future storms, increasing the likelihood of further damage.

At Hufnagel Tree Service, we specialize in identifying and addressing these hidden dangers. Our team of certified arborists uses advanced diagnostic tools and techniques to thoroughly assess the health and stability of your trees. By detecting and treating internal damage early, we can help you mitigate risks and ensure the long-term safety and vitality of your landscape.

Protecting Your Home and Property

Just as the recent storm caused trees to fall onto transit lines, a tree on your property could just as easily fall on your home, posing a serious threat to your safety and property. Such incidents can lead to costly repairs and, more importantly, endanger the well-being of your loved ones.

At Hufnagel Tree Service, we understand the critical importance of maintaining healthy trees to prevent potential hazards. Our team of certified arborists is dedicated to providing comprehensive tree care services, including regular inspections, pruning, and removal of diseased or weakened trees. We use the latest techniques and equipment to ensure that your trees remain strong and resilient, minimizing the risk of damage during severe weather conditions.

By proactively managing the health of your trees, we not only enhance the beauty and value of your property but also contribute to a safer living environment. Trust Hufnagel Tree Service to safeguard your home and family from the unpredictable forces of nature. Contact us today for a thorough assessment and personalized tree care plan.

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Why Choose Hufnagel Tree Service?

To ensure your trees are safe and healthy, we offer comprehensive Tree Risk Assessment services. Our experts can identify any hidden damage or risks your trees may have sustained during the storm. Additionally, we provide Storm Proofing services to prepare your trees for future severe weather, reinforcing their structure and resilience.

Regular pruning and trimming are also essential to keep your trees strong and healthy. Our seasonal pruning services help to remove weak or damaged branches, promote healthy growth, and reduce the risk of falling limbs during storms.

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Stay Safe and Prepared

As we continue to experience unpredictable and severe weather, it’s crucial to stay vigilant and proactive in maintaining the safety of your trees and property. Contact Hufnagel Tree Service today to schedule a Tree Risk Assessment or to learn more about our Storm Proofing and seasonal pruning services. Let us help you keep your trees healthy and your property safe.

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