Tree Damaged in East Tennessee by Tornado
NASHVILLE – From tornados in the east and flooding in the west to general storm damage across the state, the recent wave of severe storms has caused significant damage to the trees in both urban and rural areas. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is offering advice for homeowners and forest landowners.
While cleanup of downed trees is critical to recovery efforts in urban areas, damaged yard trees that are still standing should be left undisturbed unless they present an eminent hazard.
“Even though the top has been blown away, there is still the possibility that the tree may live,” said TDA urban forester Bruce Webster. “Trees have an amazing capacity to re-grow after damage, so it is good to give the tree time to recover.”