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With the severe winter we have had trees have suffered damage from wind, hail, and snow. To check to see how your trees faired, use these tips:

Look for cracks in the trunk or major limbs
Crossing branches that rub or interfere with one another are a risk
Beware of hollow and decayed trees
Trees that look one-sided or lean significantly can pose a danger
Branches hanging over the building and/or near the roof can be a problem
Limbs that come into contact with power lines are dangerous
Mushrooms growing from tree bark can indicate a decayed or weakened stem
Watch out for trees with V-shaped forks rather than U-shaped ones

Pruning your trees significantly reduce the risk of damage to your property and they will have a much better chance of withstanding a storm.

Source: Property/Casualty 360