How to Prevent and Treat Tree Frost Crack
Frost crack happens when there is a large drop in temperature most likely when it is a sunny day and then turns to freezing cold and wet at night. The danger of frost crack is that it will snap and sometimes even explode trees like a cold burst pipe. This can cause trees to fall on cars, homes, or worse yet on power-lines causing rolling blackouts for electricity. Frost crack is extremely dangerous but there are many things you can prepare for in your facilities’ landscaping contact that will help prevent and treat frost crack if it does happen.
First and foremost, the best offense is a great defense when it comes to landscaping; making sure your trees are properly pruned and fed nutrients regularly ensure that not only are the excess weight of the limbs lightened but the nutrients are there to help develop and support the branches’s individual strength. Many neglect the extra nutrient packages and annual pruning when they look into commercial landscaping bids because they tend to be a bit more steep in price than landscaping without trees, however, when it comes to trees you really want to invest in their health and maintenance because replacing a dead tree is vastly more expensive and time consuming than just maintaining it’s health. As well, planting shrubs or mulch around the base of the tree will help to insulate the tree during cold drops in temperature, this step is critical.
Oklahoma City recently got struck with this phenomenon and we can all see the devastation that happens, it is almost worst in circumference of distraction than a tornado! The trees fell all at once and there have been people without power for over a week including hospitals, grocery stores, schools, and other business. It is truly devastating what nature can do to your landscaping and facility utilities.
If you would like any help or quotes for your facility landscaping then please feel free to call or email aspen directly and we will send someone out to help!