Looking at Downed Trees After the Winds This Week? Tips for Damage Control from the Hort Gang

Jul 8, 2016

As we brace for the end of storm season, wind damage and tree wounds are expected.

On this hour of Talk of Iowa Host Charity Nebbe talks with Professor and Chair of Horticulture Department at Iowa State University Jeff Iles, and Iowa State University Extension Horticulturist Richard Jauron about tree recovery. They both share advice for caring for fallen limbs. 

Jauron and Iles also answer listener questions about stability and root systems and discuss the value of ground assessment, as well as the advantages of pruning trees young.

"When we invite these big heavy things into our yards, they require our attention and our vigilance," Iles said. "They don't always announce their intentions, and it doesn't take a 40 mph gust of wind to bring a limb down."