Posted: June 24, 2022

In this Charlotte Observer article, Barry Gemberling from Arborguard Tree Specialists, a Davey company, in Charlotte explains why some trees may be affected by extreme heat and how to care for them during hot weather. 

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Knowing how to care for your trees is essential to keeping them healthy during the warmer months. Barry Gemberling, an arborist with Arborguard Tree Specialists, a Davey company, in Charlotte, explained that temperatures exceeding 90 degrees can cause damage to trees, depending on their health. “If a tree’s root system isn’t healthy, or if it has a disease infection or pest infestation, then it’s more susceptible to damage from heat,” said Gemberling.

When trees are exposed to excessive heat, they may not be able to move and evaporate enough water to meet their cooling needs, causing them to display drought symptoms, according to John Punchess, an associate professor in the department of forest engineering, resources and management at Oregon State University.

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