In this CBS article, William Johnston from Davey's South Austin office shares different ways you can help your trees avoid freeze damage.

Posted: January 23, 2024

Across Central Texas, trees are facing another blow from Mother Nature. Between recent winter storms and the summer drought, many trees are showing signs of stress. The biggest concern with this latest drop in temperatures is freeze damage.Glaze on branches in late autumn

“That is when temperatures get so low for a sustained period of time that the vascular system in the tree, which is the outer ring around the tree, will freeze and the cells walls will burst just like the water pipes in people’s houses,” said William Johnston a certified arborist with Davey Tree.

Johnston says consistent pruning and fertilizing of trees is the best way to help them bounce back from winter storms. With this latest freeze only days away there are steps homeowners can still take to better protect their trees.

To read William's advice, click here.

For more information contact the South Austin Davey office.

The Davey Tree Expert Company provides research-driven tree services, grounds maintenance and environmental and utility infrastructure consulting for residential, utility, commercial and environmental partners in the U.S. and Canada. Established in 1880 and headquartered in Kent, Ohio, Davey has over 12,000 employees and is the ninth largest employee-owned company in the U.S. This year, Davey celebrates 45 years of employee ownership – Join us and apply today! 

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