Southern Gardening: Repairs can salvage damaged trees
Hurricane Isaac’s recent visit reminds us that weather can play havoc with our landscapes.
Trees can fall or be uprooted and can have broken and torn limbs, wounds, split branches and exposed roots. In many cases, damaged trees must be removed.
Limb damage affects the shape and general health of the tree. The tree must be pruned properly to avoid additional damage. Removing tree limbs is dangerous work. If you don’t know whether you can perform the proper repairs, hire a certified arborist for the job.