Widow Makers

When lumber jacks cut down trees in the forest, sometimes a branch or two will get caught on an adjacent tree and break off and get hung up on that adjacent tree.  Sometime later it will fall and if it hits anyone it can kill.  That’s why they are called “widow makers”

Homeowners need to be aware of this as well.  If you look at any trees on your property, you might see something like this in the photo below.     Those dead branches are potential killers.  Now is a good time to check the trees on your property and  trim the dead branches.

Less then a week after I posted this, a women is hit by a falling limb in Central Park

widow maker

  1. David Rivera says:

    Yes this is so true after reading this I found several widow makers on my tree in back of my garage. Good information

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