This year's 2022 Hurricane Season has kicked off and the Tampa Bay area tree trimming service providers are getting booked and busy!
A part of preparing for a busy hurricane season includes making sure yards are a safety zone by getting large and weak trees trimmed or removed if necessary. That's why you may be seeing tree trimmers out working on trees in neighborhoods all around the Tampa Bay area.
Homeowners said they're trimming their trees because they wanted to help minimize the risk to not only themselves, but their neighbors too.
"Probably the second or third year we were here, we had two queen palms to the right of my garage and one of my queen palms was pushed over. Luckily there was no car in the driveway," said Bob Heidger, a resident in Sarasota.
Heidger said he has experienced 25 years of living through a hurricane season in the Palmer Ranch area of Sarasota.
He said in all those years he has learned a few hard lessons which he would not like to repeat.
"We have these Washingtonian trees that get very very tall and because of this hurricane season, I want to protect my neighbors. I want them trimmed," he said.
Heidger and some of his neighbors have called in tree trimming experts who urged that folks need to keep an eye on anything growing or looming close to their home.
Local emergency management officials have also advised that if homeowners have outdoor furniture or yard ornaments like gnomes and vases, it's best to take them inside or tether them down so they don't become projectiles during heavy winds.