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The heavy snow on Mothers Day last week broke branches and toppled trees across the city. The snow was able to accumulate on the branches since most trees in Denver had leafed out. Weak branches snapped and fell into the yards and streets across the city. It would be interesting to calculate the cost and manhours needed to clean up the yards and streets after a heavy May snow storm.
Homeowners who want to avoid cleaning up after a spring snow storms should have their trees trimmed periodically. The silver maple above is located on the east side of Washington Park in Denver. The tree was professionally trimmed three years ago. No branches were brought down by the snow last week. Silver maples are soft wood trees and should be trimmed every five years. Click here to see the trimming schedules for other tree species. Periodic trimming help trees withstand Denver’s early fall and late spring snow storms. So, if you want to miss cleaning up broken tree branches after a heavy snow storm, get your trees trimmed.
See a video of this tree being trimmed set to music.