A storm or other disaster can leave trees looking like there’s no tomorrow. Major limbs may be broken or damaged, foliage may be shredded or stripped, or the bark may be torn or gouged. But what at first glance may look like mortal wounds are not necessarily fatal to a tree. Trees have an amazing ability to recover from storm damage.
First, assess the damage: Before writing off a damaged tree as a goner,” homeowners should evaluate their trees by asking the following questions: