Winter Storm Tree Care
Winter damage to trees.
What To Do After Tree Damage?
For those trees that lost branches in the storm, we like to recommend remedial care in the form of a fertilizing in the dormant season (November—March). When a tree loses branches in a storm, it exerts a large amount of energy in closing off the wounds and redirecting nutrients and water elsewhere throughout the tree. To assist the tree, adding these nutrients into the soil 8”-10” below ground into the areas where the majority of the tree roots reside will help the tree recover from its loss of limbs and encourage new and healthy growth.
Adding nutrients and water to the root layer also is beneficial for the roots, as they use what they need and then store for future use whatever the tree does not need at that time. For those older, mature trees, it is always good management practice to have them evaluated. Our certified arborists will help to assess any branch unions that are suspect and whether those trees would benefit from a fertilizing program, or if any of the branches need cabling (support).