Tree trimming and maintenance companies continue cleaning up damage from storms that rolled through a week and a half ago. However, employees at one company say some of the damage could have been prevented.
Andrew Davis from Tree Tech in Columbus Grove says many rotting trees fell on houses during the storm. To prevent damage like this from happening in the future, Davis says trees should be checked by an arborist to determine if they are safe. He says preventative maintenance can save a lot of money in the long run. Company employees are cleaning up several sugar maple trees. He says when putting in new trees, a sturdier tree such as a hardwood maple could be a better choice.
"If you buy a tree that grows very fast usually they have a weak root system. So, if you're planting a tree close to the house spend some money for a good root system to hold up for a long time," said Davis.
Davis also says trees that were properly trimmed instead of topped off also fared better because of the way the wind travels through the leaves and branches.