Saving Storm Damaged Trees
If there is one thing Oklahomans and their trees and forests know best it is how to deal with all forms of severe weather. Just as we help our neighbors following ice storms, tornadoes and hail, sometimes our trees can also use a bit of an assist.
Following a weather event many people are concerned about the damage sustained and potential loss of trees. Once power has been restored and safety issues resolved, home and landowners should consider basic steps to make sure their trees and forested lands will have the greatest chance to recover from damage.
The following series of bulletins from Oklahoma Forestry Services and the National Arbor Day Foundation provide basic information to consider in helping your trees recover. Homeowners with specific questions about landscape trees may also go to Trees after the Storm for additional information:
- Helping Trees Recover
- Will My Trees Survive
- When a Storm Strikes
- Managing Ice-Damaged Forest Stands
- Don’t Top Trees
- How to Prune Young Shade Trees
- Why Hire an Arborist?
- The Right Tree for the Right Place
- The Impact on Wildlife
- Trees for Wildlife
If your tree CANNOT be saved, consider some wood utilization ideas.