Clean up critical for storm-damaged trees

Lightning damageBy Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, on May 23rd, 2009

Strong winds can uproot a tree, snap it in half, blow off limbs or knock small twigs to the ground.

The latter, considered natural pruning, usually is harmless. Uprooting or snapping can be a death sentence for a tree. The loss of a large limb is quite serious, too. It frequently leaves a gaping wound. Even more damaging is when the limb pulls off bark.

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~ by daniel on November 22, 2009.

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