5 pointers for dealing with downed trees

Photo courtesy of Mark Lombard

A tree limb crashed through a car window in the Bishop Arts District Sunday.

Dallas lost an untold number of old trees Sunday after a “downburst” storm slammed into the city causing widespread property damage and killing one when a construction crane collapsed.

The Dallas-based Texas Trees Foundation sent out tips on caring for storm-damaged trees. Mostly, it recommends hiring a certified arborist.

The Texas Department of Insurance offers these tips:

Always assume power lines are energized

Wear hard hats, safety glasses and protective clothes and footwear

Use extreme caution when moving ladders around downed trees and power lines

Find more tips about cutting down trees here.

By |2019-06-12T13:02:33-05:00June 11th, 2019|News, Weather|Comments Off on 5 pointers for dealing with downed trees

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