Living in Colorado it's only a matter of when, not if, the next storm is coming. Though amazingly resilient, trees often fall prey to severe storms causing catastrophic damage to property and person. The emotional loss of a tree that has stood the test of time is traumatic enough without the extra headache of figuring out how to properly clean up excess debris and avoid the remaining dangerous intruding branches.
What can I do if I know a storm is coming?
As in sports, sometimes our best offense is a great defense. If you have branches hanging over a roof or power line each storm is a roll of the dice for your health and property. Regular trimming and pruning will ensure any overhanging branches are gone before a storm causes serious damage. It's important to asses each tree for cracks in the trunks or major limbs. If the tree appears decayed, hallowed, or is leaning significantly it may be susceptible to breakage during a storm. A tree may need to be removed before the next storm to insure against damage.
What do I do during a storm?
It's important to remember that property can be replaced but your life cannot. Do stay away from overhung power lines and affected trees during a storm as not all breakage may be readily apparent. If you didn't participate in the necessary tree maintenance to aide in relief from storm damage it's now too late. Should anything severe happen call your local emergency services and follow your evacuation plan.
What about after the storm?
It's important to note that after a storm has passed, the danger isn't completely over. Broken branches don't always immediately fall and can become unlodged in the aftermath of the storm. Our professionals are trained to come and asses the damage using proper safety equipment and techniques. The process of a storm cleanup requires extensive tools and knowledge to address multiple tree conditions and should only be undertook by experienced professionals. Give us a call today to schedule your storm cleanup needs!