EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WWLP) – From last week’s storm to last night’s wild wind, a lot of trees and branches have been coming down. 22News is working for you with ways you can prevent damage in your yard.
Trees don’t have to be old or damaged to come tumbling down, and there are ways you can tell if they’re at risk for falling.
One indication that a tree is weak, is if you see mushrooms or dead areas on the tree. If you do see these clues and it’s close to your house, its better to take care of the problem before anything happens. It doesn’t take much wind to bring that tree down on your house.
However, its not just weak trees that come down, healthy trees can fall under the right conditions.
Joe Alexopoulous, President of Tree 413, told 22News that a storm really doesn’t have to be bad, “Not bad at all just the right circumstance, the right amount of wind, the right amount of weight on the tree, and ground saturation, can bring a tree down.”
With the ground still being pretty saturated, its not firm enough to hold that tree in place.
If trees are hanging over power lines, that’s something else you’ll want to watch out for.
We have been lucky this winter with the lack of snow piling up on the trees and weighing them down. We still have to get through March.
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