Tree Trimming And Removal After Storms

by Diane Barnes

Storms with high winds, heavy rains or dense snow can bring a devastating situation to woodland areas. Tall trees--especially those with wide, sprawling branches--can become broad targets for disaster as lightning strikes and heavy burdens from precipitation threaten to bring everything down near your home. After the storm, you may have a lot of debris on the ground in the form of logs or entirely felled trees, but you need to consider the looming threats of weakened trees that are still standing. Take a look at a few storm season tree concerns and how a tree trimming service can help.

Risks From Above

Trees can withstand a bit of a burden as long as that burden is temporary. A few birds, small animals, or even humans and bears can crawl atop a few branches or straddle the trunk for a while. The big problems happen when too much weight is added for long periods of time. As innocent as a bit of snow or rain may be, precipitation can quickly weigh down a tree to the point of breaking a few branches.

The issue is that precipitation covers the entirety of a tree, and that a tree absorbs water as it falls. When combined with tree-destroying power of heavy winds, you have a burdened set of branches that are being pressed with weight that the tree wasn't intended to support. 

Your trees may look to be still standing, but if there are any branches that seem to be drooping a bit too low or if a few branches have fallen nearby, be safe and consult a tree trimming service. Tree trimmers can remove only the branches that pose a significant threat to your house, as well as branches that look to be significant falling risks. It's perfectly fine to use trees as shade without worrying about the risk of a falling branch, so allow the trimmers to assess the entire tree situation.

Putting Better Use To Fallen Trees

Once branches and trees have already fallen--or if you need a significant amount of trees trimmed--you may have a lot of spare wood around. Tree trimmers can take the wood off your property, but if you're a woodworking hobbyist or would like some of the wood for any of your own purposes, talk to the tree trimmers before they start working. 

While the tree trimmers cut, they can bring down the branches and stack debris in an area that is convenient for you. Your yard may not be able to safely hold all of the leftover wood because of space restrictions and trip hazards, but a deal can be worked out as long as it's discussed beforehand.

Contact a tree trimming team like to discuss safety and tree removal before risking health and home.