Removing ice from a tree

Asked December 7, 2013, 10:14 AM EST

I have a live oak that with the ice storm has lost some limbs/branches and a couple have very heavy ice accumulation - what is the best way to care for the tree? Can I remove the ice? If so, how? If not, is there anything that I should do?

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1 Response

I would wait and let the ice come off on its own. It can be a very dangerous situation to try and remove it.
Sorry you have had tree damage. It's unfortunate but happens and trees with a lot of foliage really suffer.
This might be helpful to you: http://essmextension.tamu.edu/treecarekit/index.php/after-the-storm/tree-damage-and-hazard-assessment/repairing-storm-damaged-trees/

Let me know if you have more questions after we melt!