4 Tips To Deal With Cold Weather Storm Damage To Trees

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4 Tips To Deal With Cold Weather Storm Damage To Trees

25 September 2018
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Winter storms do not always bring us a snow-covered holiday season; sometimes, they bring creaking, cracking ice storms that cause serious damage to trees and property. This is a phenomenon that happens when warm rain freezes and causes ice to form on trees and anything else that it encounters. After an icy winter storm, care is going to be needed to prevent damage or to deal with emergencies due to falling limbs and tumbled trees. Here are some tips to help deal with tree care needs when winter storms cause trees to creak and crack.

1. Autumn Trimming to Prepare for Winter and Prevent Damage

Trimming trees during the other months is one of the best things that you can do to prepare for winter and prevent damage. It is important that you trim your trees during at the right time, which should be when the weather gets colder, but before the first freeze. You want to avoid pruning trees too early to prevent exposing them to disease and fungus. Trimming your trees too late and autumn will expose them to damage due to freezing and winter weather.

2. Removing Branches That Have Been Severely Weakened in Winter Weather

During winter weather, the branches of trees can be severely damaged due to heavy loads from snow and ice. Sometimes, you may be able to prevent the damage by just shaking the heavy snowfall off branches. If you have removed the snow and ice from branches and they still seem to be limping, then it may be necessary to remove them to prevent exposing the truth to further damage during winter weather.

3. Dealing with The Hazards of Ice-Covered Branches During Winter Weather

The most dangerous weather phenomenon during winter storms is ice. Ice covered branches become heavy and heavier as snow falls. When inspecting trees for damage after a winter storm that has bought you ice, you want to be cautious of any branches above you that are overloaded with ice and snow and at risk of falling on you and causing injury.

4. Knowing When Ice Damage Is Severe Enough to Need Tree Removal

Sometimes, did damage the ice causes the trees will mean they need to be removed. Trees need to be removed when they have a severe damage to the canopy come up root systems have been compromised and when they have been humbled by heavy ice and high winds. Talk to a tree service about inspecting trees on your property in determining which ones need to be removed after an ice storm.

These are some tips to help deal with the problems with trees after winter storms bring icy weather to your town. If you need help dealing with emergency tree care after an ice storm, contact a tree service like Absolute Tree and Stump Inc for help with trimming and removal to keep your home safe.