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Can You Cut Down A Tree In Bad Weather?

by Fred Nelson

In many areas of the country, winter and spring are times of volatile weather and outdoor dangers. If that volatile weather has damaged your tree, you likely need it fixed as soon as possible. But can you always do so? No. Here are a few important reasons your tree removal may have to wait for better weather and what to do instead. 

Why Not Remove Trees in Bad Weather?

If your tree is hanging or parts of it dangle after storm damage, you face obvious safety hazards. But trying to remove it before that storm passes could be more of a safety hazard. Why?

First, the ground will likely be wet and slippery, leading to additional falling hazards for workers. The heavy equipment needed for large tree removal may not work in soggy ground, and it will definitely damage your landscape. 

Second, workers must get high in the air to reach the tops of trees and scale them down for safe removal. The lifts that get them up there can shift in wet ground and cause falls or injury. If the wind picks up, both the crew and vehicles are in danger of falling. It's also hard to keep your grip on things when they're wet, cold, or waterlogged. Someone may drop chainsaws, poles, and tools, injuring those working below. You might lose grip on limbs and branches. And someone might even drop tools into power lines or utilities. 

Don't forget that animals take shelter in trees. Scaring the occasional squirrel may not be much of a danger, but startling a larger bird or land animal could result in injury to both. 

Finally, no one should be in or under the tree if there is still lightning or potential lightning. Even damaged, a large tree is a serious lightning hazard and can kill or gravely injure anyone around it. 

What Should You Do Instead?

If safety dictates that you wait for tree removal, the crew may be able to help or advise homeowners on stabilizing the tree and reducing hazards in the meantime. 

Mark the area with rope, tape, or barriers to prevent anyone from going under the tree. If it's safe, move fallen limbs and branches away to an unused spot. You might even be able to break off dangling branches from the ground to remove them as hazards. 

If the tree presents any potential risk to structures, do not go back into those structures. This includes vacating your home if the tree could further fall on it. This is an inconvenience, but your family's safety is paramount. 

Where to Start

Get help deciding if your tree can be safely removed right now or what you should do to wait it out by meeting with an experienced tree care service today. 

Contact a local tree removal service to learn more.