In this Daily Herald article, Tom Day from Davey's Wheeling, Illinois, office talks about the importance of making sure your trees are healthy before storms come through your area.
Clearing out the broken branches and uprooted trunks in the wake of recent storms might prompt suburban homeowners to reconsider the wisdom of having trees surrounding their homes.
Not that eliminating them entirely is much of an option, said Tom Day, an arborist with The Davey Tree Expert Company in Wheeling.
"People love to have trees," he said. They increase property value, cool homes, ease flooding, block wind, and entice birds and wildlife.
The key to keeping them upright, especially during violent weather, is to keep them healthy. Unhealthy trees have fewer natural defenses to withstand storms, Day said.
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The Davey Tree Expert Company, established in 1880 and headquartered in Kent, Ohio, provides research-driven tree services, grounds maintenance and environmental consulting for residential, utility, commercial and environmental partners in the U.S. and Canada. With 11,000 employees, Davey Tree is the eighth largest employee-owned company in the U.S.