Construction damage

Asked October 25, 2017, 11:53 PM EDT

Hello
We noted today that one of our trees on our new home lot was hit by something and is now leaning. Please advise if the tree can be saved and if so, what remedy is recommended. Thank you so much for your time and expertise!
Lori

El Paso County Colorado trees and shrubs

1 Response

Thank you for your question. I cannot say whether this tree can be saved. The leaning may indicate the tree is no longer well anchored and could be a safety issue. You may wish to consider consulting an arborist about this issue. See link below - information from Purdue that discusses various types of damage to trees. Specifically, look at section entitled "Root Failure." The second link provides details on how a tree "manages" wounds.

https://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/FNR/FNR-FAQ-12-W.pdf

http://northernwoodlands.org/articles/article/woods-whys-how-trees-heal