South Central WI Forest Health

Ice damage to yard and forest trees

Ice coating an urban tree from a late February 2017 storm in south central Wisconsin.

Ice coating an urban tree from a late February 2017 storm in south central Wisconsin.

Several ice storms have impacted yard and forest trees in southern Wisconsin in 2016/2017. The combination of trees coated in heavy ice and strong winds caused broken branches and bent or broken main stems.¬†Working with storm damaged trees can be very dangerous, so landowners should carefully consider safety concerns and get help from ¬†professional arborists or foresters when appropriate. Continue reading “Ice damage to yard and forest trees”