Tips on avoiding danger from ice damaged trees

Ice Damaged Trees

Ice Damaged Trees

The only way to avoid danger from ice damaged trees is to be pro-active.  You can prevent any potentially dangerous situations by removing all unsafe trees and limbs from around your house.  Now is the time to assess your yard before any real major icing events occur. Sharp Tree Service can help you remove any brittle or damaged trees or limbs that could cause hazardous situations.

Jack Frost is around the corner and he is bringing a freeze warning with him.  As the temperature drops and the potential for heavy ice and snow becomes an issue, you’ll want to take pre-cautions to avoid danger from ice damaged trees.  With the added weight of the ice covering weak limbs and brittle branches, disastrous outcomes could arise.  Ice damaged trees will have limbs and branches that will start to break and fall off.   Below is a list of certain pre-cautions you can take to remove critical risk trees.

  • Fertilize trees and shrubs (as part of your normal annual program)
  • Prune dead, diseased or unsafe branches
  • Plant new trees and shrubs
  • Mulch trees and shrubs as appropriate
  • Remove leaf piles from beds and turf
  • Inspect trees and shrubs for insects and diseases, and treat appropriately
  • Cable or brace weak limbs to prepare for severe weather
  • Water evergreens in preparation for winter

To avoid danger from ice damaged trees, take heed to our pre-cautions list.  Let the professionals at Sharp Tree Service help you properly maintain your trees.  Without proper maintenance, weakened trees and limbs due to ice coverage will eventually break off; we just hope no one is underneath.

Just a side note:  If you don’t get a chance to be pro-active and take the steps to prevent danger from ice damaged trees, we do emergency 24 hour service for fallen trees.  Call Sharp Tree Service for a FREE quote TODAY!