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All seasons have their own unique weather pattern, and along with these patterns, new signs to look for when checking your property. This upcoming winter may bring cold winds, heavy snowfall, and sub-zero temperatures. With the torrential, snowy weather coming in, it is important to maintain the safety of your property.

At Timber Works Tree Care, we know how important safety is to homeowners throughout the Northern Virginia area. Whether you want each tree limb taken down or you require an efficient emergency tree removal, we will ensure the protection of you, your family, and your property. Our experienced team will leave your property looking refreshed and in great condition. When checking your tree after a storm, here are some signs that you may want to take into account as well as ways to prevent potential damage:

Maintaining the Safety of Your Property

The winter weather may be a major hazard to your property, and not to mention, your trees. In the Washington D.C. metro area, strong winds are often violent and may cause branches to break. Cleaning up the broken branches that have fallen to the ground is a simple way of reducing scattered debris on your yard. If there are larger branches lying around, then they may need to be removed by a professional arborist, as it may require specific equipment to cut up the branches in order to remove it from your property safely.

What to Look For

Broken or split branches are obvious signs of snow damage to your tree, however, not all signs are as evident. These signs are easier to see when the snow has melted away. When checking the health of your tree after a winter storm has subsided, you can inspect for the following signs below:

Freeze Injuries

In the late fall and winter seasons, temperatures have the potential to drop below freezing. The freezing temperatures may cause wilting or discoloration of the tree and its leaves. If this happens, sometimes the best action you can take is to wait and see if the tree will recover on its own. While watering the tree regularly can help with its recovery, over-watering and fertilization may make the problem worse. If the tree does not recover by late Spring, then it may be time to call an arborist to remove it from your property.

Snow Damages

Though it may not seem like it, the weight of snow and ice can cause your tree branches to bend drastically, altering their natural shape and potentially causing them to snap. The best solution is to naturally let the snow melt off the branch so that they can revert to their natural shape.

Ways to Prevent Potential Damage

If you are aware that a winter storm is heading your way, there are various ways to prevent tree damage. Before the storm, assess your trees and note the potential situations that may arise. The following signs are what you should look for:

  • Leaning trees or branches
  • Branches near power lines
  • Fungus or growth near the base of the tree
  • Cracks in the branches or trunk

Removing the problem areas or calling a certified arborist to remove a tree may save you more in the long run. Not to mention, it will turn a potentially large job into a smaller one. Before you evaluate your tree, be sure to wait until the storm passes to ensure your safety.

Timber Works Tree Care: Dependable Emergency Tree Removal in Northern VA

Tree removal can be very dangerous if not handled properly, especially after a big storm. When it comes to protecting yourself and your property, our expert arborists at Timber Works Tree Care are ready to assist you. Our highly trained team are equipped to handle all of your tree needs, from land clearing to expert emergency tree removal. This winter enjoy time with family and friends with peace of mind knowing that your property will be well taken care of. Since we are a 24/7 tree care service, someone will always be available at any time to handle your needs. Contact us at (540) 692-9606 to receive a free estimate today!

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