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Hurricane Season - Safety Tip - This year’s Hurricane season started June 1st and now is the time to check your property and look for potential hazards such as cracks in the trunk or major limbs, hanging branches, improperly formed branches, one-sided or significantly leaning trees, branches that may graze the house or hollow and decayed trees.
Do not “top” your trees. It is a mistaken assumption that cutting back branches will prevent breakage in future storms. Professional arborists say “topping,” the cutting of main branches back to stubs, is extremely harmful for trees. Stubs often grow back weak branches that are more likely to break. Also, do not place yard debris out at the curb in the days leading up to a tropical storm. In high winds, branches can become dangerous projectiles. For additional information with regards to Hurricane safety please visit Flagler County Emergency Services on Facebook or check out their website; http://www.flaglercounty.org/document_center/Emergency%20Management/FlaglerDPG2018lite.pdf