Friday, January 27, 2012

Did you prune your trees before the snow?

As the snow begins to fall again here in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, I feel the need to remind you of the hazards that the weight of snow on tree branches can cause.  It is not uncommon for branches and even trees to break after a heavy snowfall.  These branches can fall on homes, cars and even people.

Because trees are continually growing, it is natural for parts to die.  These are the parts that are most likely to break and potentially cause injury. So, pruning your trees to remove the major deadwood before the snow hits is good for the tree and can prevent possible injury.

In fact, you should have the deadwood in your trees removed every 2-3 years or more often if you are trying to help a tree that is in decline.  If your tree is healthy, I would still recommend a good hazard pruning.

For this type of work, I would recommend leaving it to the pros.  Trees "R" Us, Inc. is a professional tree service that has more than 10 years experience doing hazard pruning. We offer much more than just hazard tree pruning, but in these winter months, pruning is one of our most popular services.

Trees "R" Us is located in Wauconda, but we service the North Shore, the Northwest suburbs, Lake county and McHenry county.  We have a large crew that works year round and plenty of trucks to handle multiple jobs at once.

Check us out at or if you need assistance with pruning your trees this winter, email me directly at

Thanks for reading!


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