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Mark DannehlMost of us appreciate having trees in our yard, but we don't always think about what could happen if they become damaged or diseased. By doing some simple maintenance, you may prevent future problems. Here are a few tips to care for your trees:

  • Trim trees in late fall or early winter while they’re dormant. This minimizes the risk of fungus and insect infestation.
  • To protect trees from storms and wind, remove outer branches from the end of long limbs while retaining the interior branches.
  • Remove branches and limbs that touch your roof or gutters.
  • Call an expert—a certified arborist—to prune large trees or to remove trees you think may have succumbed to disease or insect infestation. The average cost for trimming a mature tree is $250–$500.

Just a little effort could save you a lot of money and stress. If you have insurance through Member Benefits and you have questions about your coverage regarding trees, give us a call at 1-800-279-4010.

Mark Dannehl, Personal Insurance Consultant