Andy Campbell with Campbell’s Nurseries of Lincoln advises against doing too much right away. He says emergency repairs should be made, but major repair should wait until spring. Campbell says we won’t know the extent of the damage until spring, perhaps even later.
Campbell says trees are tougher than we think.
“They’re resilient. They will pop back,” according to Campbell. “We are going to have some damage that we’re going to find this spring. We’re going to have some damage md-summer. We may seem stress on trees that the plants look fine going into spring and, suddenly, we hit that heat of summer and suddenly we start losing some limbs on things.”
Hard wood trees, according to Campbell, handled harsh, winter weather better than other types of trees.
Campbell says that despite the deep snowfall in Nebraska this past weekend, the state remains very dry. He notes that before this past weekend snowstorm, we had had a mild, dry winter. Some plants likely could use watering when the temperatures warm a bit, according to Campbell.