Look Up! Damage Still Looms From Nor’easter
The electricity may be back on and the downed branches may be stacked by the side of the road — but Connecticut residents haven’t seen the last of the effects of the October nor’easter .
Forester Jeffrey Ward at the Connecticut Agriculture Experiment Station says homeowners should take a close look for cracked branches which haven’t fallen off trees near their houses. He says the broken branches will likely come down sometime in the next year, during a snowstorm or on a windy day.
He says if one is cracked, or if the homeowner is uncertain, it’s a good idea to call a licensed arborist to check the tree, rather than risk damage to the roof or the power line this winter.