Sunday, November 11, 2012

Protect your trees from the upcoming cold snap

It is finally upon us. The first real threat of really cold weather with the threat of snow for the season. After a great weekend enjoying mild temps, I guess we're in for a real change. Make the best of winter’s challenges with several preventative acts.

Trim Trees to Prevent Winter Power Outages

Any winter conditions that forecast strong winds call for proper tree trimming. Strong winds can easily weaken and break tree branches and overgrown limbs that threaten power lines often go unnoticed. Anyone with power down during the shivering temperatures will readily agree there’s nothing worse. If you have tree problems, seek professional help in clearing the boughs. Attempting to trim tree branches by yourself that are close to power lines can be hazardous to your health.

Avoid Infrastructure Collapse

The average person is mentally conditioned to avoid imagining the worst that can happen when it comes to property damage caused by uprooted or fallen trees. And when the thought does occur, we often think of it as being the neighbor’s problem –– not our own. The truth is heavy snowfalls can quickly accumulate on treetops and branches causing limbs to break. When a branch or limb breaks it will either fall and damage objects on the ground or wreak havoc on an infrastructure. Even small branches can collect enough snow to cause damage to windows and doorways.

Seek Help from the Professionals

It may be tempting to go it yourself and prune your property’s trees. It may also be tempting to call the handyman whose card winks at you every time you open and close the refrigerator door. For results you can count on, it’s best to employ a professional tree services company like Wauson who will ensure your trees are cared for safely and accurately.

You can expect the following from a professional arborist:
Timely trimming ­–– trees should be trimmed or pruned before the first frost of the year or spring’s first blossom. The reason being is that trees need time to heal.
Professional inspection –– Only a professional arborist can inspect your trees for parasite damage, hidden diseases or structural damage due to added stresses of winter cold and ice.
Professional equipment to tackle the job ­­ –– Only a professional arborist has the proper equipment to accurately cut tree limbs or remove large and small branches. And they’ll work within safety guidelines to ensure the safety of residents or anyone passing by.

You can count on the professional tree services at Trees "R" Us, Inc. We have over 20 years of experience and we’re (I.S.A.) International Society of Arboriculture certified. We also think it’s tough to beat our affordable prices. Call for a free estimate today at 847-913-9669 or email us at

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