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After we moved into a new home, I realized that the trees out front needed some serious attention. They were overgrown, tired-looking, and a little dangerous, so I started working with professional arborists to have them trimmed. It was a lot of work, but before we knew it, things had really improved. By the time they were finished pruning the branches, the trees didn't block the view of our home and we really felt like they would bloom better in the spring. Check out this blog for more information that could help you to keep your trees happy and healthy.

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Five Reasons Why Problem Trees Can Sometimes Be Especially Hazardous During The Wintertime

If you've been in need of tree removal services, you might not want to procrastinate at this particular time of the year. It can be especially important to deal with problem trees before the coldest winter temperatures arrive during the winter.

Winter weather and temperatures can cause trees that are located in dangerous spots or losing strength to become even more hazardous than before. The following are five reasons why problem trees can sometimes be more hazardous during the wintertime. 

Snowfall can put weight on trees and cause branches or even trunks to fall down.

Trees that are weakened because of old age, disease, or for another reason can become likely to lose branches or even collapse. 

Snowfall will typically cause weakened trees to become even more likely to topple over or lose branches. That's because snowfall can put a lot of weight on tree parts. It's therefore a good idea to remove or at least cut back weakened trees before heavy snowfalls start.

Freezing within a tree can cause parts to break off.

Like snowfall, freezing temperatures can also create hazards by causing tree parts to fall down and injure those below. 

Cold weather can cause sap within trees to freeze. This sap will expand as it freezes, and this expansion can cause branches and trees bark to pop apart. Freezing temperatures thereby make it more likely that trees will fall down and create hazards. 

Wintertime pruning can keep trees more healthy.

The early winter can be a good time to do some pruning. Dying trees can be removed so that healthy trees and branches will grow better once the temperature warms up in the spring.

It's convenient to do your early winter pruning at the same time you have tree removal done to improve the overall health of your wooded areas. 

Icicles hanging from tree branches can be dangerous.

If you're worried about a tree losing branches that could fall and cause injury, snowy weather is only going to make the problem worse because it could cause icicles to develop on your problem trees.

Having a tree that's poorly located removed before winter can help your property to avoid falling icicle hazards. 

Snow-covered trees can often make visibility poor.

Although most types of tree lose their leaves during the winter, a heavy snowfall can bulk up trees visually so that they create renewed visibility problems.

This is problematic if you've got trees located right alongside a roadway or in another area where visibility is important. Snow-covered evergreen trees are especially bad for visibility. 

Contact a tree removal service for more help.