Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

What to do with snow-damaged trees and bushes

When I drove to Birmingham this past weekend, I noticed a lot of damage to trees along the interstate, especially in the areas that got the most snow in our recent event. What do you need to do to take care of the trees and bushes that were damaged by the snow? Paul Pugliese has published a newswire article describing what you need to do to make sure your trees and bushes stay healthy. You can read it at http://www.caes.uga.edu/newswire/story.html?storyid=6441.

Tree branches sag under the weight of the snow in Haywood County. (Image by Emmet Williams, from the NCDC’s Climatological Data Annual Summary for 1992)