This isn’t good news for the New England tree canopy, which was already damaged by last week’s bout of ice storms. Toronto reportedly lost 20 percent of its tree canopy to last week’s ice storm, and sustained $75 million in damages. Maine is also dealing with its share of tree damage, as its trees’ limbs remained buried under a sheet of ice.
Deven Morrill, an arborist with TCIA member company Lucas Tree Experts, advised Bangor Daily News that homeowners and arborists should have patience with the trees, and wait until the ice thaws to check for cracks and other defects. “A lot of times it looks a lot worse right now than it will in another month,” Morrill added. “Many of our trees will rebound.”
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