Guidelines in Trimming Branches Before the Incoming Storm

» Posted by on Jan 8, 2020 in Tree Services | 0 comments

Once there is an incoming storm, you should do your best to properly minimize tree damage from hazardous falling branches. Your family, yard, and home will thank you for doing it. Branch trimming might appear to be a major chore, however, it is actually less time consuming and less expensive compared to fixing the damage after the storm or strong winds have passed. The first thing you should do is to determine possible hazard places and risk factors such as signs of rotting, an abundance of branches, and new trees. Then make sure to get the right tools according to what you intend to do while trimming branches. These tools might include pruning shears, loppers, or pole pruners. Now that we already know the first and second steps. It is essential to learn how to properly trim your tree branches.

Eliminate rotten branches

Removing all the branches that display signs of rotting should be your first priority since they’ll be the first ones to break and fall when hit by a strong wind or storm.

Make sure to aim for the accurate angles

You can remove the possibility of them falling once you encourage the proper angles for your tree branches. Moreover, this can help your tree to become totally healthier. Ideally, branches must develop at an angle of 30-45 degrees. It is claimed that the sturdiest branch angles must be at 2’oclock or 10 o’clock. Those branches, which are far out of the perfect range, must be trimmed or removed as much as you can.

Eliminate rubbing branches

Clustered branches that are rubbing one another should be removed or trimmed down while on the trimming process. Extremely crowded places are prone to problems during storms. Moreover, once your branches are rub together, the branches will have wounds, which eventually result in making them weak or decayed.

Remove large branches

Branches that are excessively large must be eliminated in the process of trimming. Keep in mind that those branches with over 50 to 75% of the diameter of a trunk are in danger of falling when there are strong winds.

Eliminate sprouts

These are the branches that easily get broken, rapidly and temporarily grow. Since they are so weakly attached, they tend to fall when there’s a storm. Fortunately, they can be trimmed easily.

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