After Storm Tree Cleanup Tips

After Storm Tree Cleanup Tips

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Today’s Topic: After-Storm Tree Cleanup in Berlin, CT

A reader asks Eric about the best way to handle tree cleanup after a storm or weather event.


Dear Eric,  

How can homeowners best handle tree cleanup after a storm?

My husband significantly cut back the branches of the tree nearest our home after a bad thunderstorm a few years ago. Now, the tree has even more limbs and branches falling during storms than there were before. Why is this happening?

Sincerely,

Stormy in Berlin

Berlin, CT

Dear Stormy,

Your tree may have gotten over pruned by your well-intentioned husband. Especially after a storm, many homeowners want to trim fallen branches and prune their trees to prevent further damage to their homes and nearby structures. Many homeowners also want to preserve the appearance of their tree. Over pruning can happen very easily to an untrained professional. Homeowners want their trees to appear symmetrical and often don’t like when they appear unbalanced. During the trimming process, a few trims here and there can quickly turn into over pruning.

Why is this a problem? A tree gets its resources and life-sustaining energy through its foliage. When a tree is damaged, the healing process is similar to a person healing from a wound. The tree needs all its resources at its disposal to heal the wound and repair itself. When its foliage is reduced unnecessarily, the tree’s ability to heal is limited.

Additionally, branches will grow back weaker than the original limbs if too many branches are cut at one time. Therefore, they are more likely to break again during future storms, which is what you may be experiencing now at your Berlin, CT property.

If you would like us to do a free evaluation of the tree in question, please call me at (860) 798-5672 or text (860) 931-0083. We provide tree service to over 90 towns in Connecticut, including Berlin. We would be happy to provide guidance to help you best preserve your trees and your home!

Clear Skies Ahead,

Eric


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Can Tree Service Be Performed In The Winter?

Can Tree Service Be Performed In The Winter?

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Today’s Topic: Wintertime Tree Service Mansfield, CT

A reader writes to us asking about wintertime tree service for her Mansfield, CT home.


Dear Eric,  

Can tree service be performed in the winter?

I have tree branches that hang over a section of my driveway. For most of the year, I barely notice them. However, when my family visits for the holidays, my father ALWAYS mentions the low-hanging tree branches too close to his car!

Last year, I told my father I would take care of these branches. Somehow, time went by quickly, and it’s already winter again!

Please help!

Sincerely,

Out in the Cold

Mansfield, CT

Dear Out in the Cold,

Above all, we never leave our customers out in the cold when it comes to tree service in CT! Contrary to what many people think, tree removal and some tree services can be performed best in the wintertime.

The winter season is a good time of year to inspect trees for diseased or dead limbs and branches. Without the tree’s canopy present, our tree removal team can see which part of the trees are healthy, and which may pose a potential hazard in the coming year.

Wintertime is also a beneficial time to remove and prune large trees. With the ground frozen, our equipment can overcome areas of soft ground or septic/leach fields that may make tree removal difficult in other seasons.

We would be happy to assess your low-hanging tree branches and any other areas of concern on your Mansfield, CT property this winter! With our headquarters located right in Columbia, CT, we are conveniently located to Mansfield, and can schedule your tree work in a timely, effective manner. Call me at (860) 798-5672 or text (860) 931-0083 to schedule your free branch removal/tree service estimate.

Happy Holidays to you and your family!

Stay Warm,

Eric


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