Unseen Hazards Hide in Treetops After Recent Ice Storm

Jan. 28, 2005 – Carmel, IN. – While the power outages, highway closings and flooding resulting from the recent ice storm may be behind us, the impact of this storm is still very prevalent – particularly in the trees that shade our local residences and businesses.

According to the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), ice storms like the one that hit north-Central Indiana in early January may result in damage, that if left untreated, can cause problems for months and even years. Splitting of limbs high in treetops can cause branches of all sizes to come crashing down at any time. Because many of these hazards are not always obvious to the untrained eye, the ISA cautions homeowners that there are significant dangers involved with doing their own tree work.

“I’ve been a certified arborist in Indiana for over 11 years and I often see firsthand the dangers caused by ice-damaged trees,” says Rick Carter, Local Manager in the Carmel office of leading tree care provider, Bartlett Tree Experts. “Homeowners can mitigate these risks by working with an experienced professional that will help them preserve the health and beauty of their trees.”

To ensure optimal safety and determine the full extent of storm damage, an ISA certified arborist like those from Bartlett Tree Experts, can perform a property consultation and check trees from the bottom up. Bartlett’s services like pruning branches and providing additional support through cables or braces can help homeowners maintain safety on their property while protecting trees ravaged by a tough Midwestern winter.

About Bartlett Tree Experts

The F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company was founded in 1907 by Francis A. Bartlett and is the world’s leading scientific tree and shrub care company. The organization’s current chairman, Robert A. Bartlett Jr., represents the third generation of Bartlett family management. Bartlett has offices in 25 U.S. states, Canada, Ireland and Great Britain. Services include pruning, integrated pest and disease management, soil analysis and management, cabling and bracing, tree lightning protection systems and tree/stump removal. Its corporate offices are located in Stamford, Connecticut.

For more information, contact:

Rick Carter

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