Many of you may be asking yourselves if your trees are salvagable after the snow storm we just had in Colorado. We thank the ALCC for this great article providing very important information on what you need to know about snow-damaged trees.
Besides the damage you see, many branches may have been weakened by cracks that are horizontal–running along the length of the branches. They may not be visible from the ground, but the weakened wood can cause limbs to break in the future. Cracks in big trees with large branches can be a serious hazard. Have trees evaluated as a proactive step against potential damage.
Before the last flakes fell, the phones of tree companies were flooded with callers–and the extent of the damage may mean being on a waiting list for service. Nevertheless, be careful who you hire. Tree work, especially when high up in trees, can be dangerous and requires specially trained technicians.
Where to dispose of limbs. In addition to contacting your trash hauling service about disposal of tree limbs, knowing about these Front Range options may also be useful.