Major storms can leave behind an incredible amount of debris.
You can help minimize the potential for vegetative debris by starting your hurricane trimming now. Starting now allows for plenty of time for yard waste to be safely removed so you aren’t stuck with it in the event of a storm.
There are specific rules for how to properly trim your trees. Before doing any work, make sure you know them. If you have any questions, contact the city's Planning Department.
Here are some tips to ensure your yard is as prepared as possible:
- Cut back all trees and weak branches that could come in contact with buildings.
- Have foliage thinned so wind can flow freely through branches, decreasing the chance that trees or plants will be uprooted.
- Clean your yard of any items that could pose a danger to you or your neighbor’s property in hurricane-force winds, such as old lumber, broken lawn furniture, etc.