Dealing With Downed Limbs And Trees After A Winter Storm


Winter storms can take a toll on the trees in your yard or on your property. Old trees that have some amount of rot in them can strain under the weight of snow or ice and may break off. In some situations, the tree may come down completely. Cleaning up after a storm can be a lot of work, and you may want to hire a tree service to help you.

Inspecting the Damage

If you have a lot of limbs down in the yard, take a look to see how large the pieces are. They may be small enough to drag out and pile up as they are. If they are larger limbs, you may have to cut them up with a small saw. If you own a chainsaw that will work, but if you do not, you can get a bow saw at a local hardware store or home center that will make quick work of those limbs. The bow saw has a blade that is intended for cutting up tree limbs and small trees and does not require a lot of effort to do so. Once you know what you need to clean up, you can make a plan and get started. 

Downed Trees

If you have entire trees that have come down, you may not be able to deal with it on your own. A tree service can cut up the tree for you. Depending on the size of the tree, the tree service may be able to run it through the wood chipper and reduce it to a pile of wood chips that you can use for landscaping. If you do not want the chips, the tree service can haul them away for you, but there may be a fee to do that, so be sure to ask when you are getting an estimate for the job. 

Damaged Trees

Sometimes a tree sustains damage during a storm, but the limbs do not come down on their own. If the tree is over a house, the driveway, or an area where people are, you need to remove the limb, so it does not fall on someone or damage something. A tree service is the best option for this work. They can bring in a bucket truck and safely remove the limbs from the tree. They will control the way the limbs come down to keep everyone safe and prevent damage to your home. Once the limbs are down, have them chips them up, and you will be all set until the next storm. 

For more information, contact local tree trimming services.


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