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How to Care for an Injured Tree

Tuesday, 20 March 2012 09:27 Written by  Super User Read 1496 times

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Trees can be damaged by all kinds of severe weather including Ice, snow, and high winds can easily snap or split tree limbs. If the damage is not addressed appropriately, the damage could cause irreparable damage to the tree. In some cases, damaged limbs pose a danger of falling and causing property damage as well. Some injured trees can be repaired by a homeowner, but other repairs need the expertise of a professional. When the damage cannot be repaired from the ground it is a good idea to consult a knowledgeable Charlotte tree service company.


Pruning During Dormancy is Best

Assess the damage on the tree. If possible, wait until the winter when the tree is dormant to prune any damaged branches off. Pruning during the off season gives the tree a chance to recover before it begins to produce new foliage in the spring. The cuts will heal more thoroughly and the tree will grow around the damaged area in a more healthy way if the cuts are made at the right time of the year. Immediate repairs should be made if the branches show any threat of falling from the tree or causing further damage to property or the tree itself. If you are unable to provide this service for your tree, contact Layton's Tree Service, providing professional tree services in Charlotte, as they will implement the proper procedure in trimming and pruning your tree.

Removing Damaged Branches

Branches that are damaged in areas that are safe to repair should be pruned in a specific manner so that the damage to the tree's health is minimized. Be as conservative as possible, and only remove branches that have significant damage. Removing too many limbs can diminish a tree's ability to recover from the initial damage. When you prune a split area or remove a branch, cut at a 45-degree angle. Make a clean cut and avoid making additional tears or splits in the wood. Larger branches should be cut halfway up from the bottom of the branch and then at an angle from the top of the branch until the branch separates from the tree. Once the branch falls, make a clean straight cut to remove the stump.

Know When to Hire a Professional

Safety is a key concern when repairing damaged trees. If the damage is high in the tree, consider hiring a professional expert who has access to the appropriate safety gear and experience working in dangerous conditions. If the tree is leaning or heavily damaged, it might be best to hire a Charlotte tree removal service rather than try to repair the damaged areas of the tree.

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