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Preparing Your Trees for Winter Weather

PREPARING YOUR TREES FOR WINTER WEATHER WINTER IN ATLANTA AT A GLANCE Winter weather in Atlanta is variable, ranging from mild to extremely cold An average of 4 winter nights per year drop below 21 F Temperatures usually drop to 10 *F only once per winter NOTABLE EVENTS 2014 Snow crippled 1993 One foot of snow fell and winds gusted to 50 miles per hour the Atlanta area, trapping thousands on roads and necessitating the help of the National Guard 2000 - 300,00o homes and businesses had no power for days after an ice storm WIINTER WEATHER AND YOUR TREES WHAT TO DO Hire an arborist to take care of dead branches or trees before severe weather hits An arborist will remove any limbs that could be hazardous in bad weather WHEN TO DO IT Trees can be pruned after the autumn leaves have fallen Your arborist can see the tree's structure better when the leaves are gone WHY DO IT High winds, snow, and ice can all take their toll on your trees Wind can snap branches off 1 Snow and ice can build up on branches, causing them to bend and break under the weight Preventive tree maintenance reduces the risk of branches harming- I People, pedestrians, and pets I Your home or neighboring structures Cars and other possessions located on your property Trimming promotes tree health and encourages growth in the spring PROVIDED BY: AKA TREE REMOVAL EMERGENAY wwW.EMERGENCYTREESERVICEATLANTA.COM SOURCES: http://mfema.gowbefore winterstorms-extreme-cold php https://www.arbordayorg/treestips/when-toprune.cfm

Preparing Your Trees for Winter Weather

shared by BrittSE on Dec 18
Once the leaves have fallen off your trees, call in a professional and have them pruned; the lack of leaves will make it easier on your arborist. Pick up more tips on winter tree care by reading this ...


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