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Before the wind blows, secure your trees and shrubs

The seasons are changing, and the colors of autumn abound in Lincolnshire, Deerfield, Highland Park, and the Chicago area. 


Regrettably, fall’s stunning display is often accompanied by some unwelcome weather hazards in Illinois and Wisconsin – namely, wind – that can cause considerable damage to the very trees that produce those beautiful fall leaves.


At R Hobbs Insurance Agency, we want your yard and home to stay great throughout the season.  Take a look at the following tips to ensure you keep your trees and shrubs healthy and avoid destruction that can result when the wind blows.

 

To protect existing trees

·         Bundle ‘em up. Go to a home and garden store and buy enough landscape fabric and plant ties to cover trees and shrubs vulnerable to the changing weather. Wrap them up for the winter and then unwrap them after spring has sprung.

·         Exercise pruning prowess. Proper pruning is essential to ensure trees can withstand winds, so make sure you use correct pruning techniques or hire a professional.

·         Trees and more trees. If you have trees that are especially susceptible to wind, consider planting more trees. Experts say to choose trees, like conifers and evergreens, to create a windbreak. As an added bonus, a windbreak placed in correct proximity to a home can reduce energy costs by up to 30 percent. Keep in mind: conifers should be planted at least 20 feet away from a structure, evergreens at least 30 feet away.

When planting new trees

 

·         Know which way the wind blows.  Pay attention to the wind patterns in your part of Illinois or Wisconsin through the fall and winter seasons and how they affect your particular lot.  Plant trees in areas where structures, such as your home, garage or shed, can serve to shelter them from the wind.

·         Give them some space. Plant trees far enough away from structures and foundations. A smaller tree should have at least a 10-square-foot space to itself, and a larger tree needs at least 30 square feet.

 

At R Hobbs Insurance Agency, we hope these tips will ensure that you and your yard hang tough all season long... even when the wind starts howling.

 

 



Contact Us!

Illinois and Wisconsin residents, at R Hobbs Insurance Agency, we can work with you to make sure you've got the coverage you need, while at the same time using all possible credits and discounts to make that coverage affordable. Just give us a call at (847) 680-0888 or send us a note at chris@rhobbsinsurance.com. We want to help you meet your goals, and make sure what's important to you is protected!

Content Source: Safeco Insurance
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