What to Do with Your Damaged Trees

Over the past few weeks, America has seen its fair share of weather events, whether flash floods, tornadoes, or hurricanes. When something like that happens, it is a guarantee that trees will be damaged. If you’re someone who has a lot of trees on their property, this can be a serious problem. Daunting, as you emerge unharmed from extreme weather, and see your yard covered with branches, leaves, and half-toppled trees. This begs the question, what do you do with these damaged trees?

And it’s tough, because we develop a connection with our trees, so it’s difficult when you have to contemplate removing them from your property. The removal is so final, like a funeral, but it’s what you have to do.

According to Lindsey Purcell, a Purdue urban forestry specialist, you should “call a certified arborist and get their opinion on whether the tree can be saved and if anything can be done. Often times there’s not a whole lot that needs to be done with the tree, they usually can recover on their own.”

Well, that’s good news at least. So before sending your tree on that final boat ride to the afterlife, be absolutely sure that it can’t be saved. You don’t want to regret shipping off your beautiful trees and later learning that they could have been saved.

That’s really the important part – make sure there’s something that can be done about your trees. This always involves calling a professional, like an arborist or a landscaper. So, in the event of a major storm, be sure to call them up. Remember, you don’t want to regret any decision!