Managing Flooded Landscapes

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High winds, storm surge, and flooding can devastate your garden and landscape.

Flooded landscape

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  • Safety first- check for downed electrical wires and unstable buildings and trees.
  • Consider Hiring a Certified Arborist – to take care of dangerous limbs, valuable trees, do tree work that can not be done from the ground, help you develop a plan for what to remove, what to prune and when.
  • Rinse off saltwater and silt.
  • Prune no more than necessary to remove damaged branches.
  • Prevent compaction by avoiding walking on wet soil.

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