bent branches

Asked August 5, 2013, 3:49 PM EDT

Hi
I have an Ash tree thats 13-14 years old. With the last windstorm in June, the branches are bent and the tree has lost its shape. I read on your website that the branches will not come back to their original place. Would pruning the tree be helpful at all?


Dakota County Minnesota trees and shrubs pruning

1 Response

Pruning might be helpful depending upon the configuration of the healthy and damaged branches. It's probably best to ask a certified arborist or forester to look at the tree onsite and decide what should be done improve its appearance and structure. If the tree is large, a professional should do the work too.

Information at this website may interest you:

First Aid for Storm Damaged Trees
http://extension.missouri.edu/p/g6867