Recent Tornado Damage – Pine Trees

Q: My brother’s home had many pine trees around it that were snapped at varying heights by the recent tornadoes. Will these trees have to be taken down or is there any way they can survive?

A: They will have to be taken down. Pines don’t resprout new limbs like broadleafed hardwood trees. However, if the slowly decaying trunks don’t pose a hazard to nearby objects, they could be left in place to provide habitat for woodpeckers.

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