Tree damage

Asked August 13, 2019, 1:23 PM EDT

Hi my tree was damaged when another tree was cut down and hit the trunk of this treeIs tree anything I can do to help this tree, or is it damaged to severely. Thank You Doug Hooper

Lancaster County Pennsylvania

1 Response

Basically trees have the resources within to heal wounds. The best thing you can do is provide plenty of water and remove grass under the tree because it competes with the tree for resources. I would lay a soaker hose in concentric rings for easy watering. Also, mulch the roots out to the drip line with an undyed mulch such as arborist's wood chips. Here is an article that you can read. https://www.fire.ca.gov/media/5031/urbanforestry_water_wise_mature_tree_factsheet.pdf