In this Washington Post article, Davey arborist Lou Meyer gives advice on recognizing the signs of tree damage.
Trees give much-needed shade during the summer, which is particularly welcome in times of record-high heat. But mature trees also can harbor dead branches, faulty roots and rotting bark, creating a perfect recipe for dangerous and costly property damage, especially during stormy weather.
Trees that have been upended, whether because of severe weather or disease. But living trees are an important part of the communities that surround them. Researchers have found that trees bring various benefits: In addition to providing shade, they also shelter wildlife and help combat climate change by expelling oxygen and taking in carbon dioxide.
To read Lou's advice, click here.
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