In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, many in the area were left to cut up fallen trees in their yard, on their homes, and on their cars while municipal and light crews worked to remove those which had fallen on utility lines.
In fact, it was extensive damage done by downed trees that kept many areas, especially in hard-hit neighborhoods in St. James, Stony Brook, Port Jefferson and Sound Beach, in the dark for two weeks.
But for those trees that beared the storm, the question remains: will they be the next to fall? Such was the case for lots of trees across Long Island in the days following Sandy, after a nor'easter swept through the region and toppled many already tipping in soggy soil.
Will you be getting ahead of the next storm before it hits and cutting some trees down, or do you think the recent storms have knocked out the biggest ones on your property? Have you already cut some hazardous trees down in the yard? Are you worried that another strong storm might before it's too late? Is the expense what's keeping you back.
Let us know what you're doing to protect your property from hazardous trees, limbs and more in the comments section.