Summer and spring tend to bring plenty of rain here in Orchard Park. That means one thing: flooding. In recent years, it seems like storms are becoming more intense and frequent. Your trees may get vast amounts of damage if a storm comes along and creates flooding. If you are wondering how does flooding harm trees, here are a few ways!
Tree roots need oxygen to thrive and grow. When there is flooding, water gets in where there was once air. This drowns the tree’s roots and suffocates. If it’s lingering, it can irrevocably harm a tree.
Flooding can also alter the pH levels in the soil. Some trees are good with slight ecological changes. However, many aren’t well equipped to handle the intense and quick changes that flooding can bring.
Strong winds, driving rains, and other conditions that typically goes along with flooding can create critical physical damage to trees. Soil erosion can uncover roots, which leaves trees susceptible to many diseases and damage types. If there is enormous enough frozen precipitation, the chunks of ice can substantially chip away at the tree bark.
When flooding happens, it makes insects have to relocate. Many of these bugs end up in trees. Some will put holes in the bark to have shelter. Many will eat the leaves. Insects will go wherever they have to to get away from the water.
This damages trees since not all trees can support another life form, particularly young trees. If a tree is more massive and older, it takes a vast number of insects to destroy it. A young tree can die due to insect damage.
If you need to know if your tree is damaged due to flooding, make an appointment with a professional tree care company. A tree care company provides tree inspections, tree crane service, tree removal service, as well as having an arborist on call. Most are highly professional and only employ individuals who are highly experienced and skilled.
To find out how a tree care professional can help your trees, whether they are affected by flooding or not, give one a call!
We at York Tree service want to provide you with helpful tips and information about services your trees. Contact us if you need tree service at your property.