Trees can experience different degrees of damage during a winter storm. The amount of damage to your trees depends on the age of a tree, a tree’s strength and sturdiness, and the severity of the storm. All these variables can influence the amount of damage your trees will acquire. So what does a property owner do with all these damages if they occur? The answer is to call a professional tree removal and care company. They retain the proper training, equipment, and tools to remove fallen or damaged trees safely; as well as, implement techniques to protect your existing trees from future damage. If you plan to tackle winter storm tree damage on your own, continue reading to learn more about what it takes to successfully care for and protect injured or vulnerable trees.
Tree Root Damages
There are various elements that can damage a tree’s root system. For example, freezing temperatures and frost can freeze up the ground around the base of the tree; causing roots to work harder for heat and survival. Heat is lost and the tree suffers from lack of nutrients and will most likely die. Placing mulch around the base of trees before harsh winter weather begins can help a root system retain heat within the soil. It acts as an insulator and protects a tree from severe winds, freezing temperatures, snow, frost, and ice storms.
Sun scald certainly sounds like something that would happen in hot weather; but the truth is, sun scald occurs in the colder months of the year. In the winter time, trees have lost their leaves. This leaves them bare, bald, and more vulnerable to elemental conditions. Sun scald is when a tree is overexposed to sun reflections. This causes the bark to peel and crack, causing large tree fissures. If your trees are susceptible to sun scald, then try covering the trunk with a tree wrap or plastic covering. Blocking the reflection of the sun can reduce tree bark damage overtime. It is best to wrap a tree before freezing temperatures begin.
The weight of ice, snow, and water can break off tree branches in the winter. Broken tree limbs and branches are problems for a number of reasons; not only can heavy branches fall and damage property or injure another person, it damages the tree as well. By wrapping branches and weal limbs with burlap or applying ground stakes for tree trunk support, you can potentially avoid fallen or broken tree branches in your yard.
Indianapolis Tree Care
For more information about winter storm tree damage in Indianapolis, Indiana, call Budget Tree Care at 317-590-1842 today. Owner, Curt Scott, and his team of licensed and insured tree care technicians offer a wide variety of tree services, including winter storm protection. We offer free estimates, discounts, coupons, tree removal, tree disease treatment, repairs, restorations, stump removal, lot clearing, and more. Call 317-590-1842 for a free estimate and information about preventing trees from needing winter storm tree damage repair in Indianapolis, IN and its surrounding counties.