Strong winter winds winds can put a lot of pressure on all trees, but of most concern are those growing close to a house or power line. This is the time of year when winter storms and high wind events occur in Ventura County, California. After the storm has passed (or during the storm for that matter) you may see damage to your landscape in the form of broken tree trunks and tree branches on the ground.
Storm cleanup time is when many untrained property owners (guys in particular) start up their chainsaws -- sometimes for the first time. To our dismay, this leads to messy results -- for both the landscaping and potentially for the property owner who can receive serious injuries or even death.
If you insist on handling things yourself, consider these points before you embark on your own private “Chainsaw Massacre: “
Most Importantly -- Downed Powerlines: