If you are worried about the trees around your home becoming a threat to your property, they probably need some care. Often, thinning forest lands and caring for trees around your home can protect your property from potential damage from things like storms and fires. The following tree care tips will help you protect your home from these potential problems:

Clearing Underbrush That Can Cause Fire Hazards 

Underbrush is one of the biggest threats when it comes to forest fires. This is the plant life that grows on forest floors. Underbrush can include native plant life and tree saplings that crowd the forest floor. A residential tree care service can help with clearing the underbrush and thinning tree growth to ensure your property is safe from the threat of wildfires.

Thinning the Trees Around Your Property to Keep Your Home Safe

To protect your home from the threat of wildfires, good forestry management is essential. Therefore, you want to make sure that any forested land on your property is properly cared for by a professional tree service. In addition, if there are adjacent properties that threaten your home, write letters to the owners or local authorities to ensure they are also cared for to protect your home from the threat of fires during summer droughts.

Removing Unstable Tree Species Near Your Home

There are some tree species that you do not want close to your home because they are a danger. These tree species include pines and other evergreens, which are vulnerable to being blown over during a storm. If you live in an area with summer droughts and wildfires, pines and evergreens also provide fuel for forest fires and should be removed if they are too close for comfort.

Trimming and Caring for Trees That Provide Shade

While there are some tree species that may be a danger when they grow too close to homes, there are others that provide valuable shade. If you have oaks or other hardwood species that provide valuable summer shade for your home, it is important to care for these trees. Pruning these trees promotes healthy growth and reduces the chance of problems due to storms and heavy branches falling on your home.

These are some tips that will help you with essential tree care to protect your home from damage due to storms and fire. If you have a lot of trees around your home, contact a residential tree care service for help with these jobs.