Tree Damage in Winter
Winter weather is frequently the culprit behind tree damage like injury to the trunk and branches. Splits may occur in multi-stemmed plants that could need cabling and bracing or pruning may be required to eliminate weakened branches. Leaning trees, trees that are subject to high wind loading (top heavy) or trees on sloping ground are also more susceptible to root failure. The buttress roots should be inspected carefully.
It’s worthwhile to protect your investment in your landscape with inspections to avoid expensive tree and shrub replacements later on. A program of managed health care for trees and shrubs involves regular inspections throughout the year by a professional arborist to identify and correct conditions before they reach the “crisis” stage – thereby protecting and preserving your trees.