Tree Removal And Yard Safety During Storm Seasons

Posted on: 23 October 2017

If you live in an area with plenty of trees, hurricane and tornado seasons can turn your yard into a liability farm. Dangling branches, splitting tree trunks, and the potential for flying projectiles can create an expensive insurance issue and may put your household in serious danger. Whether the storms have passed or have recently finished redecorating your yard with reclaimed arbor, here are a few dangerous tree removal and storm maintenance issues to handle immediately:

Pre-Storm Removal Planning

One of the safest ways to prepare for storm damage is to remove your biggest risks. This means cutting back limbs, cutting down trees, and adding storm protection to your home.

Although powerful storms can snap trees and send large parts flying, there are reasonable limits to what you should do. For the most people, cutting down any trees that could fall on the home is the best choice. This doesn't just mean trees that could smash the roof; you need to remove trees that could slam into windows or bash vehicles with not just gravity, but storm winds to push a greater impact.

Some households--especially with homes made of stone or brick--can deal with a tree that leans against walls. You can get by with cutting limbs that move towards windows, and smaller debris can be fended off with storm shutters.

Post-Storm Removal And Wood Use

After a storm, you need to look carefully at the debris. It's not all wood, as nature and technology can be risks.

Fallen power lines can be hard to see if you're taking in the full splendor of nature's fury. While looking at down trees, flood waters, and other devastation, it's easy to accidentally walk into a puddle with a power line that blends in with darkened grass and mud. 

Tread carefully, and avoid any areas that could hide power lines or other power service systems. This includes internet conduits and telephone service nodes. If anything, make sure that your eyes go to the power lines first to figure out what could have fallen.

Be careful when inspecting fallen trees. Although animals and insects may flee during a storm or after initial tree damage, the inhabitants may come back with irritated force. Be ready to dodge some bees or carefully step away from a snake.

The best decision would be to call a tree removal service. Dangerous tree removal situations are best handled by professionals who have multiple techniques and tools to handle the job. if there's no risk, you can even ask for some of the wood for your own woodworking projects, or simply let them haul everything from your yard to reduce the cleanup needed.

Contact a tree removal professional to discuss vital services before and after nature strikes.