Garden plants are incredibly resilient, usually standing up to severe storms with ease, the only tell-tale signs of damage are a few branches down and leaves missing. Use these leaves to your advantage, instead of placing in the bin, create a pile in the corner and compost them. Create an informal compost pile with layers of leaves, sheep manure and a light sprinkling of organic fertiliser such as Seasol Plant + Soil Booster. Very soon these leaves will have broken down and can be then spread around the citrus trees or vegetable garden.
Inspect large trees and branches for signs of vertical splitting, where the plant may have twisted in the wind. If there are obvious weak spots, seek out the services of an arborist, because in this case prevention is better than cure. When trimming and removing branches with a pruning saw always complete a cut under the branch first (referred to as an undercut), then complete by trimming from the top. An undercut will prevent the branch peeling the bark away when it drops before the cut is finished.
Finally finish off by trimming any stubs or branches close to the main stem, this will ensure the plant can heal over quickly. Remember to retain any manageable size sticks or branches that have had side shoots trimmed off for the kids to let their imaginations run wild. For outdoor kids there is nothing more exciting in the garden than discovering a new pile of sticks and branches especially for them.