Time to Clean-up Your Trees
Spring weather is approaching! With several days of warm weather this month, it won’t be long before we’ll be enjoying warmer weather on a regular basis. Don’t think about the pollen and allergies yet; just the warm, beautiful weather.
Start With a Walk Through Your Yard
With the spring does come the dreaded spring cleaning. Take a walk through your yard to determine if any trees are candidates for Spring tree trimming. Winter has been tough on many of our trees, so it is important to make sure the trees in your yard are in good condition. Spring brings thunderstorms and if your trees are not healthy, the storms can do a lot of damage. Many times when a tree falls, it could have been prevented if it had been inspected before the storms happened.
Look for These Potential Hazards:
- Branches that hang over your home
- Trees that lean significantly
- Trees or branches that have a close proximity to power lines
- Cracks in the trunks or major limbs of trees
- Trees that are hollow, aged or decaying
Trees that might have these issues are generally the ones that come down first in a heavy Spring thunderstorm.
Weak Trees Fall First
Spring thunderstorms can be hard on weak trees for a couple of reasons. The first is that when there is heavy rain, the soil gets soaked and the roots of the tree cannot stay fastened in the ground. The second reason is the wind. Have you ever had your umbrella turn inside out when it’s really windy? This is the same effect the wind can have on your tree “canopy.” Don’t take risks; get your trees cleaned-up and trimmed for Spring.
Need Some Advice? Call a Tree Professional
If you have any questions about Spring tree trimming, please give us a call at Atlanta Tree Professionals. We are your local experts for residential and commercial tree service in north metro Atlanta.
Atlanta Tree Professionals – (404) 644-8733