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How to prevent trees damaging your roof

Trees falling on your roof can cause significant damage to your property and potentially harm you or your family. It's important to ensure that any trees near your home are properly maintained and trimmed to prevent them from falling during severe weather or other events. Additionally, regular inspections of your roof can help identify any potential vulnerabilities that may need to be addressed.

Our top tips for maintaining the trees around your property would be to:

  1. Regularly inspect your trees for signs of damage or disease, such as cracks or discoloration.

  2. Trim branches that are close to your home or power lines to prevent potential damage.

  3. Regular tree maintenance: Have trees on your property inspected and pruned regularly by a professional arborist to remove dead or weak branches that could fall during a storm.

  4. Keep trees a safe distance: Trees should be planted at a safe distance from your building. The general rule is to plant trees at least their mature height away from structures.

  5. Choose the right tree species: When planting trees on your property, choose species that are less likely to fall during a storm. Consult with a professional arborist to determine the best tree species for your area.

  6. Regular roof maintenance: Regularly inspect your roof for signs of damage or weakness. A well-maintained roof can better withstand the impact of a falling tree.

It is important to be prepared for storm season and assess any damage after storms. The Brisbane City Council has provided information on being prepared for storms safely here.

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