As with many elements of home care, the old idiom holds true: an ounce of prevention is equal to a pound of cure. When torrential rain hit Hornsby on June 5th, the result of an intensive warm front sweeping down the coast from Queensland, much of the region was not prepared for the torrent of water it was set to unleash.
In a weekend, the storm dropped the equivalent to two months’ worth of rain. Water quickly overcame the banks of Cockle and Apple Tree Creek, sweeping away large chunks of the riverside, The deluge was accompanied by high winds, putting pressure on trees. And not all of them managed to stay on their feet.
Of the 306 emergency calls placed to officials over the weekend, the vast majority concerned falling trees. The heavy winds, along with the weight of the rain and the sodden soil, toppled thousands of trees up and down the coast of New South Wales, Queensland, and Tasmania. It stands as a testament to the power of the storm, and a lesson in proper vigilance with regards to tree life around your home.
Tree limbs can carry a large amount of kinetic energy when they fall from their perch, and they can easily cause structural damage to your home. In Hornsby, roofs – sorely needed to be watertight on such a weekend – were a common victim of falling trees. Vehicles in driveways and on roadsides were also frequent casualties. As in most areas, keeping tabs on the state of tree life near your castle can be vital to preserving it, when the weather turns against you.
For professional help, All Tree Care stands ready to help. We cover Hornsby’s needs for tree removal and tree care, for when you want to ensure the safety of your home from the wild weather. Contact us today for more information.