In this WTAE news segment, Miles Stephens of Davey's Pittsburgh office talks about some of the impacts excessive rain can have on your trees and how you can help your trees get through those soggy spells.
Higher than average rainfall during the spring season is already taking a toll on trees, causing them to be uprooted.
Arborists say it's a trend that will likely continue if summer storms dump heavy amounts of water on the region and smother tree roots.
"The roots, in order to function, they need oxygen, too, just like a person. You need oxygen to breathe," said Miles Stephens, of The Davey Tree Expert Co.
To watch the interview, click here.
The Davey Tree Expert Company, established in 1880 and headquartered in Kent, Ohio, provides research-driven tree services, grounds maintenance and environmental consulting for residential, utility, commercial and environmental partners in the U.S. and Canada. With 11,000 employees, Davey Tree is the eighth largest employee-owned company in the U.S.