WCA logoWith the upcoming Super El Niño on the horizon, it is important to keep a close eye on your City’s trees and take precautionary steps to be better equipped in the event of an emergency. 

The past few months’ warmer-than-average sea surface temperatures triggers a 71% chance prediction of a “strong” El Niño, “strong” meaning a higher probability of storm impact patterns changing global circulation.

Heavy wind and rains during Super El Niño seasons may intensify existing tree lean and soil cracks, generating air pockets beneath the softening soil that expose the tree’s roots. Trees neglected with these attributes can often lead to failure without warning. Keeping up with routine maintenance, such as trimming and necessary removals, helps minimize the possibility of unexpected tree failure in rainy conditions like this. 

In addition, maintaining an updated, accurate inventory of trees helps cities prevent a problem before it occurs. West Coast Arborists, Inc.’s ArborAccess online inventory software stores the results of regular tree inspections and flags any potential issues that could be triggered by weather. Actively analyzing tree-related risk claims and strategizing how to prevent them from occurring again helps minimize the risk of future tree damage. 

Combining routine tree maintenance with an updated tree inventory allows cities to prepare for, and stay safe during, the fast approaching rainy season. To learn more about West Coast Arborists, Inc.’s emergency response efforts, visit: https://westcoastarborists.com/services