Summer thunderstorms – are you prepared?

Yes, we’re all hoping for a long hot summer. However, given that we live in the UK, guarantees like that are probably unrealistic! The Met Office often advises us to brace for summer thunderstorms, which can be unpredictable and cause significant damage to your landscape. Here’s some great advice on storm-proofing your trees to minimize risks and protect your property. Now the trees are in full leaf and the sap is flowing strong winds could potential take advantage of weaknesses. Summer branch drop, hazard beam cracks and wilting are all things that can occur. 

Assessing Tree Health

Regular inspections are crucial, especially during the summer when trees are in full leaf and the sap is flowing. Strong winds can easily exploit any weaknesses. Look for signs of summer branch drop, hazard beam cracks, and wilting. Identifying weak or damaged branches early can prevent significant storm damage. If you’re concerned about the trees in your garden, don’t wait—get in touch with us for a professional assessment.

Proper Pruning

Ensure that you are using experienced, knowledgeable professionals to carry out pruning works on your trees. Preferably an Arboricultural Approved Contractor. Our expert pruning tips can help you ensure your trees are as resilient as possible.

Support Systems

Introducing the use of cabling and bracing can provide extra support to vulnerable branches and prevent breakage. This is particularly important for trees that have already shown signs of structural weakness. Our team can install these support systems to enhance your trees’ stability during strong winds and storms.

Post-Storm Recovery

If your property is impacted by fallen branches or trees after a storm, our team can help with safe removal and clearance of debris. Swift action is essential to prevent further damage and to restore safety to your outdoor space.

Conclusion

Prepare your trees for potential Met Office warnings this summer with proactive care and expert advice from the Evoke Tree Services team. Contact us for a storm-readiness evaluation and keep your landscape safe and resilient this summer. Don’t let summer storms take advantage of your trees’ weaknesses—act now to protect your outdoor spaces.

For expert tree care and storm-proofing services, reach out to Evoke Tree Services. Together, we can ensure your trees withstand whatever the summer weather throws their way.

Looking for tree surgeons in Welwyn Garden City, St Albans, Harpenden, Hertford, Potters Bar? Contact us now.
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Laura Hanna
Laura Hanna
10/11/2023
Can't speak highly enough of this team. Professional, experienced, polite etc etc. 4th time they've been to me ( I don't live in a forest , just got lots of large unruly trees). Ryan and Calum did an amazing job on them. No complaints as they ploughed through all my requests in the pouring rain. Mustn't forget Kate in the office and Billy who leads the team. All of them are fantastic. If you need any tree work Evoke are the only ones to call. Thanks guys . Photo before and after on the front hedge
Sarah Ashton
Sarah Ashton
02/11/2023
Evoke are fantastic. From first enquiry to end of the job everything has been easy and professional. They’ve done a great job on our trees and left everything clean and tidy including at our neighbours. Highly recommend!
Simon Heath
Simon Heath
20/10/2023
I've used Evoke Tree Services for crown reduction to my large oak tree, hedge trimming, ivy removal and now log supplies. I will continue to use them as their customer service and attention to detail is second to none. Billy and the team are brilliant and I would highly recommend them to anyone seeking a service they provide. Thanks Evoke!
Jessica Belfield
Jessica Belfield
19/08/2023
Evoke Tree Services excels in communication. Their clear guidance through the process and requirements has been invaluable. The tree surgeons were punctual, highly professional, and transformed our garden, leaving it even cleaner than before.
Jo Harris
Jo Harris
21/07/2023
Second time using Yvoke and can't be more pleased. The business is knowledgeable and reputable. The last couple of days the guys have been hard at work, they are professional, polite and so hard-working and left my garden super clean. They worked so hard. Could not be more pleased - thanks all and see you next time.
Jim Cremin
Jim Cremin
19/07/2023
We were delighted by the work Evoke did on our hedge. This was a significant pruning but was done with care and commonsense. It resulted in a job that was superb - and looked better than anticipated. Their professionalism was appreciated; we can highly recommend the company. Jim
colin barrett
colin barrett
26/06/2023
Awesome service. Awesome workmanship. Will definitely use them again.
Jill Knight
Jill Knight
17/05/2023
We have used Evoke for our tree work for several years. As always, a very well-done job from start to finish, including the initial visit and obtaining the appropriate permissions from the WHC. All the trees were pruned as requested to a very good shape and the site was cleared of all rubbish.
Anthony Earnshaw
Anthony Earnshaw
16/05/2023
Great service.. quick and v polite and friendly
Daniel H
Daniel H
28/04/2023
Good service, provided by nice staff. The team handled the application process required for the removal of a number of very large lleyandii, plus the removal and stump grinding. Even dealing with having to work around a large amount of waste material and old fencing from previous owners.