Despite the continuing snow and cold weather, spring is here – at least in theory. Before you know it we will all be out enjoying our landscapes, gardening, playing with the kids and barbecuing.
So, with all this in mind, it’s time to make sure your landscape is safe after all that winter has thrown at us. With all the heavy snowfall, ice, bitter cold and winds this winter there are many hazardous situations that can result from winter tree damage.
We always tell clients to look up and assess your trees before the leaves come in so you can see potential hazards.
What types of winter tree damage can you expect to see?
Common types of tree damage to look for include:
- Dead branches
- Hanging limbs
- Bent limbs from excessive snow loads
- Splits or cracks in limbs or branches
- Deer or rodent damage on trunks
It’s not always easy to recognize some of these signs, especially in early spring before the leaves emerge. To help you identify potential tree risks, visit our page on Identifying Hazardous Trees. It includes details on various types of damage, as well as pictures of what to look for,
What should you do about it?
We find that homeowners don’t usually see a good portion of these potential hazards, even when they’re looking for them.
So here at Barts Tree Service we always offer a free risk assessment of your yard from a Certified Arborist. These trained professionals can point out any of these hazardous situations, describe the associated risks and explain all possible remedies to mitigate those risks.
Spring is the best time to address any tree damage before the tree leafs out and becomes even more unstable. It’s also easier for a skilled Arborist to identify and resolve issues before a full tree canopy obscures lines of sight and makes branches heavier.
Call us today at 203-240-1302 to set up your appointment for a free spring tree risk assessment.