Fall is here and with it come fall storms. When storms happen, they inevitably bring fallen tree branches. There are a few things you should do to deal with fallen tree branches after a storm.
If a tree branch falls on a power line, never attempt to take care of it yourself. Call the power company right away. Let them know if the tree branch is causing any type of power outage or if it looks like it has the potential to bring the power line down. If the line is already down, do not go near it to clear the branch.
Provided you’re free and clear of any electrical issues, taking care of fallen tree branches is fairly easy and can be done within a day, depending on the size of the branch.
Be sure to wear protective gear: goggles, safety gloves, and work boots. As there is no need to protect the health of the tree, a chainsaw may be used to cut the fallen branch into more manageable pieces.
Begin by cutting off smaller, extending limbs from the branch. Start from the smaller side of the tree branch and work your way back towards the tree. Stand on the opposite side from the branches you are cutting to prevent them from whipping back to hit you.
When using a chainsaw, cut through at the center of the chainsaw and not the tip, which can provide some kickback. If the log is resting on the ground, cut about three quarters through the branch all the way down. Then roll it over to finish the cuts through the log.
If the branch is still attached to the tree or not fully on the ground, take care in cutting small sections. Should you need assistance, you can always email us at email@example.com or call us any time at one of our two numbers, (847) 359-1951 or (847) 253-1961.