Feb 14 2019

How to Help Your Tree Recover from a flood?

Taking care of the trees in your landscape is probably the last thing in the mind of a homeowner who experienced severe storms and dangerous flooding. Your dilemma is understandable because floods are catastrophic to homes, valuable belongings and the overall wellbeing of the people.

Standing water and flooding is detrimental to the plants as well as the living organism around our environment, and they can be affected in the following ways.

Poor soil aeration

There is a decreased supply of oxygen or ventilation to flooded soil, and this adversely affects the trees. The trees will find it difficult to have access to oxygen in the soil, and this can trigger growth inhibition.

Flood affects the PH of the soil

The soil pH is a measure of the acidity and alkalinity in soils, and it is so critical to the availability of nutrients in the soil. Therefore floods increases the acidic nature of the soil and that is detrimental to the trees and plants as well.

Flood slows down the decomposition of organic matter

An extended period of standing water slows down the decomposition of organic matter which is highly beneficial to plants. Furthermore, the floods could expose the roots of the plants thereby leading to instability and plant stress.

How to know that your tree is affected by a flood

If you have experienced flooding in your county or state, you should look out for the following red flags and take action as soon as possible.

Wilting leaves

If the leaves in your tree start to drop massively, it's a sign that all is not well with the tree. The tree might not be getting enough nutrients from the soil, or it is affected because of the increase in the pH of the soil. And in some instances, the leaves will start browning or changing color.

When the branches become brittle

Take a close observation of your tree to know how healthy it is; if it can't produce new branches or grow foliage, then there is a problem.

Call a local arborist or tree care pro.

Checking your trees may not be enough to solve the problem. If you suspect that something is wrong with any of the trees, the right action to take is to call an arborist or a tree care pro from Sesmas Tree Service. We will evaluate the health of the tree and provide recommendations.

If there is a need to remove the tree or prune it to ensure the safety of your neighbors, be assure that the solution will be contained in our report. We will do everything within our powers to keep your environment safe from insect invasion or spread of plant disease.

The restoration of your soil will be contained in our expert report to ensure that the surviving trees are not being smothered. Call tree care expert from Sesmas Tree Service and get a professional opinion that will guide you on your choice or any type of tree removal services in Atlanta.



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