Trees and Hurricanes

As Hurricane Irma approaches, many people are rushing to prune trees.  Please make sure you follow UF/IFAS recommendations and always hire a certified arborist to do the work.

Here is some helpful information for before and after the storm: 

Hiring an arborist
Trees and Hurricanes website
New research on pruning to reduce wind damage (contains pruning techniques, videos and pruning comparisons)
Proper pruning near power lines
Tree management for wind resistance

Palm Care:

Proper pruning of palms
Restoring damaged palms

Remember, if you have any questions about how to care for your trees before and after a hurricane, you can always contact UF/IFAS Extension Polk County. Stay safe!

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