In 2017, we had two major winter storms bearing down on us, and the 2018 winter is already upon us. Though we may avoid getting snow from Bruce, residents should be prepared for winter weather. Heavy snow or ice precipitation, and windy storms could cause vulnerable trees to fall, or branches to be blown off of trees. These events present a danger to people and property.
The Farmers Almanac is predicting that our area will have a mild December, with most snow occurring in early December, late January, and mid-February. AccuWeather is forecasting that February temperatures could be 4 to 8 degrees colder than last year. Before storm clean up becomes a necessity, residents still have time to get trees inspected, and to have any that are deemed threats, especially those overhanging structures or power lines, removed.
Winter Is a Good Time for Tree Inspection and Removal
Pruning and tree removal may seem like fall activities, and they are often performed during the fall season. However, in the winter when trees are dormant and have no leaves, arborists and other tree care specialists can more easily identify threats, like areas of rot or dead branches. Specialists can then thin out dead or weak branches. This thinning can reduce wind resistance so that when windstorms do come through, the wind can pass through the trees with less risk of damage. When these trees present a threat to surroundings and need to be removed, winter is a good time to do so, because, with frozen ground, any heavy equipment will have less of an impact on surrounding plant life.
What if You Need Storm Clean Up?
Storm clean up can be as simple as picking up dead branches that have fallen during a storm. However, if those branches fall onto structures on a property, things can get messy, physically and financially. Insurance will usually only cover damaged structures, and sometimes this means that they only cover part of your actual expense.
One way to offset this expense is to utilize Stein Tree Service’s TreeFall Program. This program is a type of insurance policy, since you pay upfront for possible needs, and can save you thousands of dollars if storm clean up is required.
Timely Emergency Tree Removal
If a branch or tree falls across your drive or into your home, you will want to have it removed as soon as possible for the sake of safety and convenience. Stein Tree Service offers emergency tree removal and storm clean up services for just such situations. For most local areas, we are able to arrive to evaluate within two hours. We will determine your needs and safely remove trees from impacted areas.
Call Stein Tree Service for Your Tree Removal and Storm Clean Up Needs in Delaware and Pennsylvania
For your safety and convenience contact a professional if you experience damage from trees or branches in a storm. Stein Tree is fully licensed and insured, for your protection and for ours. Our expert tree care specialists are experienced in trimming trees for winter, removing trees, storm clean up, and other tree care services. We offer free consultations, so contact us today for information.