How you deal with distressed trees can impact their health now and for years to come, and hasty decisions can often result in removing trees that could have been saved. Keep the following tips in mind when caring for storm-damaged trees and shrubs.
Additionally, keep your distance from any downed utility lines. Low-voltage telephone or cable lines and even fence wires can become electrically charged when near fallen or broken electrical lines.
Assess the damage.
Once the snow has melted, assess the damage. If only small limbs and twigs are damaged, the tree will likely make a full recovery on its own. If many large branches are damaged, the tree may be able to recover with conservative pruning and care, and time. A certified tree care professional, such as Hentges Tree Service can help assess the damage and determine a plan of action.