Heat wave stresses trees, too, expert says

In this Union News Daily article, Bob O'Rourke of Davey's New Jersey office tells readers signs to look for in drought-stricken trees and how the heat and lack of rain can especially take a toll on younger trees. 

Posted: Aug. 6, 2019

Residents who found the recent tropical heat wave stressful should imagine what the hot weather did to the trees.

That’s the message from Union County arborist Bob O’Rourke, who suggests giving local trees some love during the summer. An arborist for more than 20 years who has been in the tree-trimming industry for more than 30 years, O’Rourke recommends helping trees proactively, not reactively.

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