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Weather events such as thunder storms or winter ice storms can wreak havoc on our trees. Broken and hanging limbs are hazardous and, of course, must be removed. Homeowners, however, are often surprised to learn that even badly damaged trees may not need removal if they are pruned and re-shaped properly. The regenerative powers of Mother Nature are amazing and in one or two seasons tree tops can be restored to a safe and good appearance.

 

storm damaged catalpa       catalpa repaired

Catalpa damaged in storm July 2010           Regrowth after heavy pruning and fertilization

It is also worth noting, smaller trees that have tipped or been partially uprooted can be straightened and braced with good results, and limbs that are beginning to split may be secured with cables. Mountain Tree Care is proud of its success in restoring and improving storm damaged trees and is happy to provide references.