In this article with the Los Altos Town Crier, Roy Bradshaw, sales arborist for Davey's Santa Clara office, talks about the many different ways to prepare your trees for storms.
Posted: Feb. 8, 2017
Like many Los Altos residents, I love our trees and enjoy their majestic natural beauty and the privacy their foliage provides. We take care of the large trees in our yard; they are inspected regularly to ensure their health.
However, we recently learned that even well-maintained trees can topple over – particularly during a strong storm.
On a Sunday in early January, I was awakened by a loud crash at 6:30 a.m.
Upon investigation, my family and I discovered that a large Coast Live Oak had split in half and landed on the roof – right above the master bedroom. It also crushed a wrought-iron patio table and chairs set in the backyard.
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