WESTPORT - While strong winds have caused problems for many homeowners, the weather has provided more business for tree removal companies.

Ian Sporre is one local licensed arborist who was called to remove trees on Wednesday. Sporre worked for three hours on the removal of a 55-foot tree that was close to collapsing on a resident's home. He cautions homeowners to check their property to protect themselves and their property from falling trees.

"Early August is the best time to have an arborist come along on your property and evaluate your trees," Sporre said. "From August through September you have those hurricane gusts that can really rip up your neighborhood."