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ATLANTA, GA, March 28, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Atlanta tree removal contractor, Yellow Ribbon, wants to take a moment to remind residents to be careful while outside. In addition to cold temperatures, Mother Nature has brought many snow and ice storms this winter season. There have been a number of reports of downed trees and broken limbs due to high gusts and the weight of built-up precipitation.
Watch Out Above: Winter Winds Cause Broken Trees
Even one small branch can cause considerable damage to rooftops and gutters, let alone be a major hazard to passersby. We all know to walk slow and to watch our step on icy surfaces, but keeping an eye on what's above us is also strongly recommended.
The combination of strong winds and snow accumulation is more than enough force to snap not only older trees with brittle limbs, but also healthy branches. The Atlanta tree service company says there is little homeowners can do to prevent such incidents from happening, though addressing weak trees on one's property before bad weather strikes can minimize the risk of an accident.
Under no condition should anyone other than a professional tree business attempt to cut tree limbs in the winter, as icy bark has made it extremely difficult even for those who have the proper equipment.
According to Gary Robertson, Owner of Yellow Ribbon Tree Experts, "There is only so much you can do in the winter months to reduce these occurrences. Our crews have been battling slippery ropes and choke straps that refuse to stay put. The best advice is to be aware of your surroundings and notify us if you see a downed tree limb in the area."
Yellow Ribbon is a leading Atlanta tree trimming company. Learn more about what they do by visiting http://www.yellowribbontree.com.
About Yellow Ribbon Tree Experts:
Yellow Ribbon Tree Experts specializes in Atlanta tree removal and uses only the best arboricultural practices. Yellow Ribbon Tree Experts is licensed and insured, with workers compensation and a member of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).
For more information, visit http://www.yellowribbontree.com.
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