When thinking about extreme weather and the impact that it can have on the greenery in your garden, we are really talking about three distinct types; storm damage, drought and flooding. Those three events pretty much cover the spectrum that the majority of homeowners might have to deal with, but as you might imagine, their different effects require different courses of action when it comes to the recovery stage. Don’t worry, you have come to the right place. La Cañada Tree Service  is here to let you in on all of the best kept tree care secrets! Without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the key recovery tips for each of the weather events that we have mentioned above.

La Cañada Tree Service Advice For Extreme Weather Damage

  • Storm Damage

To aid trees in recovering from storm damage, it’s crucial to promptly prune hanging branches, damaged, or dead wood, facilitating the removal of potential hazards. While scheduling crown restoration to restore desirable form and sturdy structure over time is beneficial, caution should be exercised to avoid over pruning immediately post storm, which could exacerbate injury. Thorough inspection for root damage, particularly in leaning trees or those with obscured root flares, is absolutely essential. Continuous monitoring for signs of pests and disease ensures early detection and intervention, contributing to the tree’s overall recovery process.

  • Drought

To help your trees during a period of drought, prioritize deep irrigation for trees and shrubs promptly during summer and autumn to mitigate moisture loss. Enhance root environment and moisture retention by applying organic mulch around plantings, ensuring it’s done in autumn or spring post drought, once soils are replenished by rainfall. Consider bolstering trees’ drought tolerance with potassium phosphite applications. Vigilant monitoring for pest infestations, especially borers, bark beetles, root rot, and stem canker diseases, enables early detection and intervention to safeguard tree health during periods of water scarcity.

  • Flooding

To assist the recovery of trees after flooding, prioritize drainage improvement and soil aeration using air spade technology to alleviate soil compaction. Conduct soil analysis to ascertain pH and soil conditions, applying necessary amendments accordingly. Post flooding, apply a thin layer of organic mulch from just off the trunk to the outer dripline to conserve moisture and improve soil structure. Consider enhancing disease resistance with potassium phosphite applications. Vigilant monitoring for signs of stress and disease post flooding enables timely intervention to support tree recovery and health.

So, if you should ever find yourself in need of emergency help from a La Cañada tree service after storms, drought or flooding, look no further than the folks at Cañada Tree Care. Our team of expert, experienced professionals have quite literally seen it all before, and there is no job too big or small that they can’t execute to the highest standards. Feel free to get in touch with a member of the squad and they will be more than happy to answer any questions that you might have. We look forward to hearing from you!