You can decrease the risk of storm damage with routine tree maintenance, also referred to as preventative pruning or structural pruning. Regular tree maintenance can reduce the chance of damage to your trees by removing weak, dead or dying branches before they have a chance to break. Crown cleaning and crown reduction lessens wind resistance by removing small branches to allow wind to easily pass through the crown of a tree. Trees can topple when the crown is so thick that the wind can't pass through. In addition, we have several certified arborists on staff who can inspect your trees for insect infestation and diseases as they can weaken trees and make them more susceptible to breakage. It makes sense for Atlanta homeowners to invest in regular maintenance pruning as it can save stress, time and money when damage is avoided. Trees that are old, diseased, or otherwise damaged need to be removed for other reasons as well. Letting a tree sit on your property is not a good idea, as it could have negative effects on your remaining plant life. Rotting logs that are left alone can attract a variety of different pests, including carpenter ants and termites, that can eat away at your other plant life and even cause structural damage to your home. By removing the tree, you can avoid these pests and keep the structural integrity of your property at a high level. It’s never fun dealing with storm damage or downed trees so the staff at EastLake Tree & Lawn Services would like to make the situation as stress free as possible for you. We utilize cabling, stump grinding, tree pruning and a variety of other services. When you're looking for a company in the area that provides you with high quality results for a reasonable price, you can be sure that EastLake Tree & Lawn Services has you covered.