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Some limb breakage is inevitable during storms and extreme weather, including snow and ice storms, but pruning is an important precaution homeowners and business owners can take to protect their property values from damage caused by falling tree limbs during winter storms. Since climbing up into a tree and pruning branches can pose a threat to individuals without proper training, hiring a certified arborist

There are other steps you can take in protecting trees from winter storms in Texas. Inspecting your trees for peeling bark, holes or cavities, dead branches, and chips or cracks in the trunks are all signs of a tree that may need either pruning or removal. Adding flexible steel cables to support a weak tree is always an option, as cables and braces help to transfer the weight from weaker branches to stronger ones, improving a tree’s longevity. Of course, proper maintenance, water, fertilizer, and mulch will help keep trees healthy.

Capitol Tree Care is owned and led by James Burtchell, an ISA Certified Arborist and degreed Forester who is Texas Oak Wilt Certified, an ISA Qualified Tree Risk Assessor, and a man with the vision to preserve and grow the Central Texas urban forest. -. James and his dedicated team provide the best quality and most honest tree care service in the Austin area, and enjoy helping residents and business owners with all their tree care needs.

If you want an expert team to help you in protecting trees from winter storms in Texas, give them a call at (512) 913-6833 and schedule an appointment today.

Maria Niichel
Maria Niichel