The wet heavy snow that fell over the weekend caused damage to power lines and took a toll on trees in the area. Damaged limbs can be difficult to remove, and it is important to take proper steps to stay safe through the process. Before you start, examine your surroundings to avoid making contact with utility lines or standing under broken or hanging branches. Trees between a street and city sidewalk may be the responsibility of the city. Prune at the point where a branch joins a larger one, and be mindful of the potential that a branch my snap if it is twisted or bent. Last but not least, consider calling in an expert to remove damaged tree limbs. For additional tips and information on how to deal with tree damage click here.