The winds have been howling in Colorado recently. Strong seasonal storms can cause a variety of wind damage, even unseen damage to trees. Here’s a quick guide to identifying, assessing, and removing wind damaged trees.
Step 1 – Assess all Wind Damaged Trees
Take a walk through your yard and look for fallen branches and debris. Check for broken branches that may still be hanging in the tree. If you suspect wind has compromised a tree’s trunk, do not attempt to remove it yourself! Whole trees can weigh up to several thousand pounds and carry significant safety risks if they topple without proper supervisions. Call Fielding Tree & Shrub Care to inspect potentially totaled trees.
Step 2 – Create a Trimming Plan to remove wind damaged branches
Decide which branches need to be removed, where the cuts will need to be made, and what materials will be required to removed the branches. This may be anything from a simple pair of loppers to a 50-foot crane. Hint – call your favorite Denver Arborist (Spoiler alert: that’s us!) and we’ll do a FREE damage assessment and estimate for you.
Step 3 – Call Fielding Tree & Shrub Care to remove wind damaged trees
If you need to remove damaged branches, cut the branches at the lateral branch, bud, or main stem. Do NOT cut in the middle of a branch. This will ensure optimum tree health in the future for the branch. For complete tree removal, always call Fielding Tree & Shrub Care to do the job safely and professionally.
For all your tree removal needs, you can rely on Fielding to get the job done right the first time. We service all over south metro Denver in Highlands Ranch, Lakewood, Littleton, Lone Tree, and across Douglas County into Castle Rock and Parker. We’re Denver’s leading arborist experts and we’re here to serve you!