As spring turns to summer some trees are at the most risk of dropping or losing branches. During summer, when trees are in full leaf and the wood itself is heavy with sap, even healthy trees can drop large branches or stems. When trees are in full leaf, their sail area is at its highest and the crown resists any winds and rather than allowing the wind to pass through. In dense urban areas such as Wandsworth, Wimbledon or South West London, it is important to monitor the health and stability of your trees and be mindful of their general condition, as the potential for damage is usually high.

How to Prevent Summer Branch Drop

Professional Tree Surgeons can advise of any trees safety and my recommend preventative works, such as tree thinning or lifting, which can reduce the sail area of the tree and help limit the risk. As a homeowner you are responsible for the trees on your property and therefore liable for the damage they may cause to neighbouring properties, pavements or roads. If you notice dead or bare branches within the crown or sticking out of the crown, cracked or damaged branches or even fungus growing on the truck or around the roots it is important to act to show that you have taken steps to reduce or negate the damage that your trees may cause.

Get Expert Support for Summer Branch Drop in South West London

From our location in South West London, Take A Bough Tree Cares expert tree surgeons can perform aerial tree inspections and advise on appropriate remedial or preventative works to protect your liability.

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Written by

Toby Douglas is the founder of Take A Bough Tree Care. After university in Aberystwyth, Toby made the decision to study Arboriculture at Merrist Wood, in Surrey. In 2001 he successfully completed a National Certificate in Horticulture, and a National Diploma in Arboriculture, then worked for two years subcontracting to large and respected companies in order to gain the practical experience to compete successfully for both private and corporate contacts once Take a Bough Tree Care was launched

"Toby made a fantastic job of pruning my wisteria in autumn. The tree was cut back exactly as I had specified. "

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