Winter taking a toll on trees in Kentucky
by Carol Lea Spence -- UK Ag News
Feb 26, 2014 | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend | print
LEXINGTON – It’s been a hard winter on Kentucky’s trees. Though the state hasn’t suffered a catastrophic ice storm this year, there has been enough ice to cause significant damage to both woodland and urban trees in some areas.

“It was particularly onerous on some of the pines, particularly Eastern white pine,” said Jeff Stringer, referring to an icy storm that struck the Bluegrass a couple of weeks ago. Stringer is an extension professor in the University of Kentucky Department of Forestry, part of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

Though ice damage this year has not been serious enough in most cases to damage trees beyond repair and require removal, any tree damaged by ice or winds has a number of problems attached to it. An open wound can lead to disease or rot. And a common problem can pose a hazard for people and animals on the ground.

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