High winds and heavy downpours brutally lash down across Scotland every year. In fact, Scotland is the windiest country in Europe, and although dubbed the Windy City, Edinburgh gets off it quite lightly vs the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland which have over a month of gale-force winds each year.
Even if East Lothian and Edinburgh have a milder time, high winds, ice and snow all put a lot of pressure on trees, which can come down in spectacular fashion. At home or in the public, attempting to tackle a storm damaged tree can be very dangerous.
At Ali Wales Tree Solutions all our tree surgeons are trained to a specific protocol when dealing with storm damaged trees as written out in British Standard BS3998: 2010 for Tree Work.
Damage from fallen trees due to stormy weather is somewhat preventable, and did you know in circumstances you may be held liable? In most circumstances, you can preempt a tree falling due to wind and bad weather.