In this Sacramento Bee story, Matt Morgan of Davey's Sacramento, California, office details how 2018's fluctuating weather has affected trees. Morgan describes the impacts of hail and sporadic rain while also providing solutions to the tree problems the weather has caused.
Posted: April 28, 2018
Drought or no drought, this year has been tough on trees.
Dry months in January and February gave them little extra moisture to survive when irrigation systems are usually turned off. March and April storms pummeled fragile new growth and strained limbs already weakened by years of stress.
Then, it hailed -- more than once. Those icy nuggets inflicted countless tiny wounds on plants, especially trees.