With the first flakes of snow spotted in Burnage this week, it’s definitely time to start planning for snow clearing when it is needed, while some pre-emptive forestry and hedge trimming work could also help you to make it safely through the worst weather this winter brings.
Twitter user Chris Bridgett reported the “first snow in Manchester” on Tuesday October 21st, in the M19 postcode area that incorporates Burnage and Levenshulme.
It’s a sign that winter is fast approaching, and as always, it’s best to be prepared by planning ahead in case snow clearing work becomes a necessity.
You may also need to have some forestry or hedge trimming carried out, and this is one of the suggestions made by the Met Office in preparation for winter.
“Most winters we see pictures of airborne trampolines and garden furniture,” the Met Office points out.
“Before it gets windy it’s also worth checking for loose tiles, slates and flashing and consider removing dead branches from old trees.”
Finally, make sure you can keep warm this winter by stocking up your firewood supplies; our tree surgeons have logs for sale if you’re running short, and again it’s always good to be ahead of the crowd.