Attractive Timber and Storm Damage

Attractive timber are some of the biggest investments, time-wise, into your landscape design. Most take years to totally mature and losing one can be a major drawback and expense. Hard thunder storms represent one of the biggest dangers to attractive timber.

Strong gusts of wind can snap companies and even push over entire timber. Compacted snow and ice can weigh down companies causing extensive damage. Though it may not look like much, ice can actually add thousands of extra pounds to tree companies and can even bend a tree entirely along the trunk tree of fortune.

There are many techniques hard thunder storms can damage, and often even kill, timber. Though some damage can be entirely fatal, many damaged timber are able to survive storm damage and go on to live out the normal stays of their lives. There are several distinct classifications of storm damage to timber. Each type of damage has a unique inherent long-term ramifications for the tree, and a concerned owner would do well to acquaint himself with each.

Trunk Damage

The most severe type of damage that can occur to a tree is injury to the trunk. The older and larger the tree is, the more susceptible it becomes to trunk injury, such as smashing and breaking along the central trunk. When splits and breaks occur along the main come, the potency of other come is decreased. If sound off has become separated from the trunk then there is a riskly of wood get rotten. Supplanted if the sound off damage is in excess of 50 pillow ins in area.

Decay is practically inevitable in instances where extra stems are split from the central trunk. As the get rotten advances, the come strength will be further severely sacrificed. Ultimately the threat of damage to persons or property from fold will make the tree a dangerous liability.


Bending is most common in saplings and smaller, young timber. Bend damage can vary drastically. The amount to which a tree can cure bending depends on how much the trunk was tendency and for how long. Bend damage can cause the central trunk to “set” at an odd angle, resulting in bends and bows. Saplings which were tendency are frequently trained back into straightness with slow coaxing using stints and guide cables.


Part breakage is an extremely common type of tree damage. Fortunately, it is don’t often very detrimental to the tree (though the same cannot always be said for roofs, vehicles and other property that are under the tree when the break occurs). Part breakage is only ever fatal if it occurs over 75% of the crown of the tree or foliated area. Over time some decay may emerge at the points of breakage, but this is generally not a threat to the potency of the main or extra stems and postures little threat to the tree itself. The development of decay can be offset by trimming the damaged part below the of the break.