While there are no guarantees in life, one thing is for certain: we can’t control the weather. In the aftermath of a severe storm, it can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to cleaning up your yard. Unfortunately, strong winds, heavy rains, tornados, ice storms, and so on can wreak havoc on your trees. We’ve put together a few suggestions for you to keep in mind the next time your trees fall victim to storm damage.
Your first instinct after a severe storm might be to go outside and assess the situation. Always err on the side of caution and put your own safety first. It’s important to be very careful when inspecting your property. Be sure to look out for downed power lines or damaged branches that could fall and cause injury. If you notice a heavy branch or tree that’s fallen on your house or vehicle, please call a professional tree service company to handle this. Tree service professionals have the proper equipment and expertise to handle the situation. Trying to remove fallen trees on your own could result in serious injuries and additional damage to your property.
You may be tempted to over prune your trees to balance out their appearance after a storm. You may even want to remove the tree entirely if it looks different prior to the storm rolling through. Before you dive in and rush ahead, we suggest calling a professional for an evaluation of your trees. Professional arborists know the correct methods for trimming a tree to help it flourish and thrive again. They can help determine whether or not a damaged tree can be saved after all instead of being cut down completely.
If you could use assistance cleaning up your yard, please don’t hesitate to contact Ivan’s Tree Service by calling us at 651-485-6870 or by filling out our online contact form. In addition to storm damage services, we specialize in tree trimming, tree removal, stump grinding and more. We are based out of the Twin Cities metro area, and we can provide our services anywhere up to the northwest metro region down to the southeast region of Minnesota and everywhere in between.