Florida’s warm, sunny climate is ideal for vacations, relaxing, and overall having a good time, but during droughts, it also provides ideal conditions for one of the scariest and most devastating natural disasters – wildfires.
Wildfires can destroy hundreds of acres of land, leaving behind dry, burned trees that can easily fall or even burn again. If near buildings or roads, they might destroy properties and damage vehicles. Local governments suggest removing them because it prevents more hazards and helps the ground to regenerate.
We do not handle fires, fire, or burned tree-related services, for this case please call your local fire department or dial 911. Our content regarding fires and burned trees is for educational purposes only.
Florida’s Warm Climate Is Ideal for Wildfires
Florida is famous for its warm climate, beautiful beaches, and long walks into the sunset. But the other side of paradise is harsh and unpredictable. While tropical storms still remain one of the most frequent natural disasters in Florida, there is another emerging trouble, giving a headache to the local population – wildfires.
Man-controlled fires are common in different parts of the world. Florida is not an exception. Artificially caused fires have lots of benefits for the ground and local ecosystem. They support bio-diversity and help in ecosystem regeneration. But wildfires are a whole different story. They are not only hard to control, their behavior is unpredictable and can go from zero to sixty in a matter of minutes, destroying everything that gets in the way. And once they start, they spread fast, destroying the land and forests. Once the fire reaches populated areas, it destroys vehicles, commercial buildings, and people’s homes. It also leaves vast devastated areas with little to no natural life.
Did Fire Reach Your Property?
If your property is hit by a fire, contact 911 or your local fire department immediately and let them put it out. Only after the fire is under control and everyone is safe, you can start thinking about ways of handling the damaged trees.
If the fire reached your property, your trees have probably suffered some damage. Since different parts of the fire vary in temperature, your trees might be more or less damaged. The hottest parts of the fire can kill even large trees, but lower temperatures might just leave some damage that more vigorous trees will be able to recover from.
Professional arborists can help you determine how much damage your trees suffered. If they are dead, you should remove them to prevent future fires and start soil recovery. If the tree is still alive, we might save it, depending on the ground and the tree’s condition. But remember that even if the tree is still living, the branches’ attachments are wretched, and the branches could start falling off at any moment. Such trees are considered dangerous, and the government advises removing them to avoid additional hazards.
Removing Burned Trees
When approaching a fire-damaged space, remember that the ground and debris could still be on fire. Also, even the half-burned trees are dangerous, so attend to them with extreme caution.
Also, remember never to remove burned trees alone! Always hire a team of professionals to help you get your property to its previous state. Professionals will remove burned trees with heavy machinery and solid safety gear, without causing more damage or getting hurt in the process.
And once again, The Tree Dudes do not handle fires, or burned tree-related services, for this case please call your local fire department or dial 911. Our content regarding fires and burned trees is for educational purposes only.