1. Evaluate Your Trees
Evaluating tree structure before severe winter weather can help reduce potential failures before they occur.
2. Determine If There Are Any Broken, Dead or Failing Branches
Broken, dead or failing branches have a higher risk of breaking during inclement weather and are commonly the first to fall during snow, ice and wind.
3. Avoid Wires and Utility Lines
Make sure your trees have not grown up and into power lines.
4. Ensure Pruning Is Done Regularly
Make sure that trees near or over sidewalks, houses and roads are regularly pruned so there is a reduced risk of limbs falling and causing major damage or personal injury.