What To Look For Dead branches and limbs can fall and do serious injury to people and can cause significant damage to property (outbuildings, sheds, eavestroughs, vehicles, etc). It is important to remove dead or bare limbs which can also affect the health of the tree. Larger limbs can be extremely heavy, which makes them dangerous and ungainly to work with. They also can strip bark and wood from the trunk as they fall. Branches typically should be at least 4 feet away from your house’s eavestroughs. If an eavestrough becomes clogged with leaves, water can build up and seep into the roof structure causing rot or other damage to your structure. Also, in winter that water can freeze causing extra weight on the trough as well as lifting parts of the roof out of place. Call us and let us help before major problems arise.