When evaluating trees larger than 15 feet tall, we commonly recommend a seasonal tree trimming to minimize risk. We will remove dead branches that can fall on houses, cars, and people causing severe damage. Excessively long branches should be shortened, and branches with cracks should be removed or shortened. Branches with the same diameter as the trunk should be shortened and the outer edges of the canopy should be thinned, making your tree less likely to be blown over. Low branches that are close to your roof should be removed or shortened as well.