Getting Ahead Of Sudden Branch Drop
When people think of tree branches falling they often assume the reason is due to storms or strong winds. While this is typically the reason for limbs dropping it can also happen on a perfectly calm day or evening and this is the result of “sudden branch drop”, also known as sudden limb failure. As the limbs dropping can be quite large this poses a threat to the people and property around the tree.
While there is a lot of uncertainty about what exactly causes sudden branch drop, we know that it typically occurs during hotter days. Those unfortunate to be nearby will hear cracking or popping sounds just before the event takes place. What is truly concerning about this phenomenon is that it can happen to seemingly strong and stable limbs which makes it hard to predict.