It is not secret that the Southlake area like most of DFW can have serous ice storms in February. We may not get any snow, but we’ll get plenty of rain that then freezes or we’ll get sleet. This causes many issues with roads, etc. But, it can also cause serious issues with your trees, plants and other aspects of your outdoor space.
Properly Trimming Trees
Trees that are not properly trimmed have a greater risk when we receive a lot of ice. The branches are very congested and therefore the ice has more to stick to and weigh down the branches. You’ll recall the ice we had in 2015 in the Southlake area and most of Dallas. That ice storm, we might call it, caused significant damage to many trees. The ice was too heavy and concentrated and the branches couldn’t hold the weight. Once a higher branch breaks, it falls, breaking more branches on the way down.
If you trees are properly pruned and trimmed, the better chance they have of weathering an ice storm. Instead of ice pilling up, the tree is spaced and properly trimmed, allowing ice to fall through and therefore leave less weight on the tree itself.
Of course some trees had the worst scenario occur, the ice was so heavy, combined with wind, the trees were up-rooted.
Tree Service in Winter
For those that haven’t trimmed their trees, winter is still a good time to have them trimmed properly. If you need a tree service in winter, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We provide our tree service all year long and make sure our certified arborist creates a plan best for your property.
If you have evergreen trees they are most likely to have damage during an ice storm, making it more important to make sure they are properly trimmed. You never know when the ice will hit and it can come with only a couple of days notice. So, make your appointment today for the best tree service in Southlake! Call 214-445-8319 or contact us today!