Steps for Handling Snow Bent Trees Branches

Bent Tree Branches

The winter season and the accompanying snow can often prove to be hazardous. Snow bent tree branches are a frequent occurrence at this time of the year and property owners have to constantly deal with damaged trees. The property owner must know how to properly handle snow bent trees.
Here are a few steps to be followed while handling snow bent tree branches.

Make sure the area surrounding the tree is safe
Before you start handling the tree, the first step is to make sure that the area surrounding the damaged tree is safe and that there are no damaged utility lines or something similar. Broken tree branches can cause a lot of damage and if at all power lines have been damaged, it should be taken care of immediately.

Assess the damage
Snowstorms and rain can cause significant damage to trees. Try and assess the damage done in order to ensure maximum safety. A broken tree branch may not be visible until you inspect it up close. Proceed with caution.

Do not shake the damages
If the tree is covered by ice or heavy snow, it is best to wait a few days for the snow or ice to melt. The heavy snow may have weakened the branches and aggravating them can cause more damage. So wait for a few days if you have to.

Avoid using ladders
You may find that you need to prune or trim some branches in certain cases. The best thing is to avoid this step, especially if it means you have to climb up a ladder. If there has been a snow storm, it is highly likely that the ground is slippery. This can prove to be dangerous.

If needed, seek assistance
It may so happen that the snow bent tree is far too much for you to handle alone. You may need power tools such as chainsaws. In such cases, it is always better to contact experts or commercial companies. They are better equipped to handle the situation without causing damage to themselves or the surrounding area.