Pre-Storm Preventative Branch Care

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I have seen a lot of trees in the area that are looking very thin in the top of the canopy. Some even look like they have a few dead branches up near the top.

Removing those dead branches is a great way to prevent them from becoming projectiles during a severe weather event like a hurricane or even a thunderstorm that has strong winds. If the branches are low enough that they can be reached with a pole pruner, that would be the quickest way to remove them. If they are too high up to be reached with a pole pruner, it may be a good idea to call a tree service and check on the cost of having them removed professionally.

After the dead limbs are removed or even before that, take a soil sample around the area where the tree or shrub is that is having the thinning problem and send the sample to the NCDA&CS Agronomic Division for testing. It may be that some of the nutrients needed for healthy growth are missing from the soil and replenishing them will get the plant back on track.

Soil sample boxes and forms can be found at many of the small garden centers in Carteret County or call the N.C. Cooperative Extension office at the number below to find out where the best place is to find them near you.