A Technical Report from The Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories
Ice storms are highly damaging to landscape plants. Ice or snow loads can cause branch breakage or failure of entire trees and shrubs. Branches or entire trees that fall in storms can impact homes, vehicles, power lines and block roads. After a storm, the first priorities are safety and restoration of services. Next, the long-term health of trees and shrubs should be considered shortly after the storm. The following steps are recommended: assess damage, prune, fertilize, and pest management.