October 2019 Tornadoes and Tree Care for Storm Damage
Published November 14, 2019 by ARBORILOGICAL SERVICES, INC.
The best defense against storm damage is a good offense. Work diligently now to minimize any future impact. Extremely severe weather can cause the loss of most, if not all, trees in an area, regardless of any efforts to reduce the damage before it occurs.
Damage from less severe weather can be lessened by inspecting trees for weak branching habits that are more likely to fail. In some cases, weak areas can be reinforced with cables or bracing rods. Ideally, poor branching structures — tight V-shaped forks or attachments, should be removed when the tree is small. Doing so lessens the risk of that fork splitting as the tree matures.
To read the full article and see WFAA's photographic coverage from their website of the storm damage caused by the October 20, 2019 tornadoes in the Dallas area, select the Download PDF button under the picture to the right.