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Local landscapers brace for monsoon storms, damage

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Posted at 5:54 AM, Jul 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-24 00:34:09-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - Local landscapers are bracing for what they say is typically their busiest time of the year.

“This is the busiest time of the year by far," said Jim Bredice, the owner of Branching Out Tree Service.

Bredice said even though there have been a lack of monsoon storms, his crews have worked day in and day out.

“A lot of times it’s trees that have just fallen over," said Bredice.

Before storms hit, Bredice said his crews will do preventative work on trees they feel could be susceptible to falling over during a storm.

“The majority of what we do will be climbing, thinning and trimming trees," Bredice said.

Jim Bredice has been in the business for more than 20 years and while he says doing some of that preventative work is common, business really starts booming when monsoon storms become more frequent.

There’s times when we’re out with cranes pulling trees off the buildings, you know, doing whatever is necessary. Once the storms hit it gets pretty crazy out there," said Bredice.

Bredice added trees that are in front yards are typically more susceptiple to falling over because they were planted there instead of naturally grown.