The Effect of Storms on Your Trees

Trees are such an integral part of our world. We name streets after them, lounge under their shade, swing from them in our youth, and eat fruit from them. Even part of the quintessential American dream is to live on a quaint tree lined street.   

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Fallen Trees, Storm Damage, and Insurance Coverage

As a follow up to our article, Is it Legal to Trim a Neighbor’s Tree?, we’d like to provide some information on insurance expectations, should you encounter the unfortunate event of structural damage caused by fallen trees. For the record, no one at Carpenter Costin claims to be an insurance expert – we’re just hoping to provide some useful information....

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Avoiding Winter Storm Damage

Prepare Your Trees for Winter Storms Despite the relatively warm temperatures we’ve experienced thus far, winter can still be a nasty threat to your landscape. With gusting winds upwards of 50 mph in the summer or fall, winter storms can be just as dangerous as their warm weather counterparts. Your trees need to be inspected before the winter to ensure...

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The Storm Damage Dilemma

Judging by the amount of trees and limbs that are still scattered across the lawns in our region, many home owners are having a difficult time deciding whether to have an Arborist out to clean up storm damage; or finding it difficult to find the time to clean it up themselves. Unplanned tree service can put a real damper on...

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Storm Damage & Fallen Tree Clean Ups

The weekend Nor’Easter damaged many trees and knocked out power and phone lines across the region. The heavy snow, driving rain, and gusty winds did a number on the trees in our region. A quick drive around the neighborhood shows more damage than we experienced during HurricaneIrene, at least in my neck of the woods. Hopefully, you’ve escaped the Nor’...

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Nor’Easter on the Way; Prep for Wind, Rain, Snow

October Nor’Easters can wreak havoc on trees in our region! There is a bit of uncertainty as to what this storm will bring. Will it be 8 inches of wet snow, along with powerful wind? Or will it be driving rain and high wind gusts? Either way, it is enough to get the Carpenter Costin office churning, prepping staff and...

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Storm Damage In Eastern Massachusetts

Though her punch was not as mighty as it could have been, Hurricane Irene brought some high winds, heavy rain, and big surf to our region. Many trees and limbs are scattered across our yards, streets, and parks. Cleaning up after a storm like Irene is never a fun experience. The powerful storm dropped limbs and trees, and scattered leaves...

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Preparing Your Landscape for Hurricane Irene

Gale force winds and driving rain are heading our way. Be sure that your landscape and trees will survive. Hurricane Irene’s path is becoming more predictable, and it appears as though she will be hitting southern New England and taking a route through the middle of the Bay State. Even if her status is downgraded to a tropical storm prior...

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