By Deborah Bostock-Kelley

As a Florida resident, you are already aware that hurricane season begins on June 1 and doesn’t officially end until November 30. If you’ve lived here long enough, you know to secure patio furniture, move garbage and recycling bins against the house, and put away items that could become lethal projectiles when airborne. 

But what about the overgrown huge unpruned oak tree that shades your front yard? You’ve been meaning to call someone to trim the tree but just haven’t gotten around to it. Without proper attention, your beautiful tree becomes a ticking time bomb. 

Are you aware that heavy rain and one strong gust of wind can potentially topple a diseased tree onto your roof or worse, a neighbor’s and cause hundreds, even thousands of dollars of damage? 

It doesn’t have to end that way.

The time to prepare is now. When you take the steps you need to make your home secure, don’t forget this one crucial element that is often overlooked and can cause damage to your home. The solution is not always the removal of trees but taking proper preventative care of them.

In Pinellas, Pasco, and Hillsborough counties, certified local arborist and Allpro Tree & Landscaping owner Pete Spiridis and his professional team of experts know how to care for your tree before it becomes a severe and dangerous issue. Pruning a tree is done for aesthetic reasons, but it also benefits the tree’s health. Removing damaged, diseased or broken limbs can prevent decay that can compromise structural integrity.

Allpro Tree & Landscaping is prepared to help you during the 2022 Hurricane Season. The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane wind scale explains the potential damage to your trees from a hurricane, particularly improperly pruned trees. Using a rating system of 1 – 5, it warns that, at 74 to 95 mph, even a category one hurricane can cause damage. 

Large branches of trees can snap, and shallowly rooted trees may be toppled, possibly causing extensive damage to power lines, creating outages that can last several days. Downed trees can block roads, delaying the response time for emergency crews.

“Trees in urban areas of Tampa Bay endure especially brutal stimuli. Some trees do not have the genetic predisposition to deal with these forces. Most trees that fail during the hurricane seasons are improperly pruned trees,” said Pete.

At Allpro Tree & Landscaping, the arborists’ custom-tailor solutions promote the health of your unique trees and landscapes. Pete and his professional team of experts will gladly and affordably manage your tree or landscaping problem. 

If you loathe yard work but love a beautifully landscaped lawn, Allpro offers comprehensive yard clean-up using specialized tools and equipment. The company provides debris elimination, leaves, weeds, grass clippings removal, mulching, composting, and refuse and waste disposal.

Pete and the Allpro Tree & Landscaping experts design beautiful landscaping, trim all types of trees, grind and remove tree stumps, install and remove sod, place rock beds, lay mulch, and perform many other landscaping services for residential and business properties.

Allpro Tree & Landscaping staff are highly creative designers who enjoy working with clients to create gorgeous landscape plans. 

“Our goal is to build an aesthetically pleasing landscape that requires minimal maintenance and satisfies you in every possible way,” said Pete. “Allpro Tree & Landscaping has landscape design & installation down to a science. The result is always a stunning landscape that holds its beauty across posterity.”

If you are wondering if Allpro Tree & Landscaping lives up to its reputation of providing “the elite service that you deserve,” as its website promises, 51 positive Google reviews attest to the company’s professionalism.

“….We are so glad we called Allpro Tree & Landscaping because they really do live up to their name. Great job, guys. We would definitely recommend them to our neighbors and friends.”

“They were very professional and polite. They worked well with each and made sure not to damage anything. They also went out of their way to make sure I was happy with their job. I would highly recommend them.”

“QUALITY, Professional, Efficient, AND COMPLETELY SUPERB!”

National online home service guru Angi (formerly Angie’s List) was impressed enough to present Allpro Tree & Landscaping with its “Super Service Award.” 

The Better Business Bureau, which analyzes and rates companies according to both the quality of the service they provide and the complaints received about them, awarded Allpro Tree & Landscaping its highest A+ rating.

 “We make every effort to stay within clients’ budget limits,” said Pete. “Furthermore, we get the job done with incredible speed. You won’t have to worry about our team dragging their feet and occupying your property longer than necessary. We strive to plan and build landscaping in as little time as possible to ensure that you are provided with landscape design & installation of the highest quality.”

For information or to make an appointment with Allpro Tree & Landscaping, call 727-409-3315 or 813-244-9234 for a free, no-obligation inspection or visit