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Oklahoma Forestry Services Gives Tips For Saving Trees

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A damaged tree at Florence and Juniper in Broken Arrow. A damaged tree at Florence and Juniper in Broken Arrow.
After the ice melts and hazardous limbs are removed, property owners can assess the damage to trees. After the ice melts and hazardous limbs are removed, property owners can assess the damage to trees.
Damaged tree limbs are removed in Tulsa Sunday afternoon. Damaged tree limbs are removed in Tulsa Sunday afternoon.
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Oklahoma Forestry Services has tips for Green Country residents hoping to save their trees following an ice storm.

There are some basic steps to give trees the best chance of recovering from damage, after the ice melts and any hazardous limbs are removed. The chances of a tree's survival largely depends on how much of the live crown - branches that make up the top of the tree - are damaged.

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Other factors include the tree age (older trees less likely to survive), the species and the health of the tree before the storm.

Here are some links that can help property owners in accessing damage, managing damaged trees and hiring reputable help.

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Go to the Oklahoma Forestry Services web site for more.

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