With the recent heavy snows form Winter Storm Q this past week, you may have heard about or seen falling branches and limbs. It’s been reported around the metro that tree branches were falling on power lines, in the street, and on people’s houses or cars. This is scary considering the damage that could do to your home or any parked cars. This recent snow was very wet and very heavy so we need to consider our safety as well as the safety of our things.
Once the snow stops falling, that doesn’t mean we are in the clear. High winds could still exist and stress your already overburdened trees. If there are no safety concerns such as power lines down, you may want to take a broom to the lower branches to gently remove some of the snow. You certainly don’t want to go climbing to reach higher branches and if you notice any cracking, stay clear.
Our advice for preventing broken limbs and branches in the future is to keep up on your tree maintenance. Any prolonged maintenance on your trees will start to have a large impact. Those who have maintenance plans and have cared for their trees in advance are now seeing the return on their investment.
Regular tree maintenance will prevent your branches from snapping and possibly causing costly damages. Elms, willows and evergreens are especially susceptible and need proper pruning. Some people in the area have even had entire trees uprooted.
Pruning in the late winter is the perfect time, and you need a tree trimming specialist to avoid improper care. Caring for your trees during the winter will prevent your branches from breaking or being hazardous. Tree maintenance will keep your property safe and looking its best.
Stay safe out there!