Why You Should Start Looking For Winter Tree Damage

Jan 31st 2023

Harsh winter weather can cause lasting damage to your trees and landscaping. The cold, dry air takes its toll, and many plants struggle to survive. Winter damage can cause trees to die even after the warm weather arrives. In Florida, winter temperatures fluctuate significantly from day to day. Sudden temperature changes stress trees and can cause cracks making the tree more susceptible to decay. Most trees enter a dormant state in the winter and can be more brittle and vulnerable to damage. Recognizing damage will help determine what care your trees need. Be mindful of your trees' health is essential to protect them and your home. For personalized maintenance information for your trees, contact our master arborists today to schedule an appointment for tree maintenance services in Gainesville, FL!

Signs Of Winter Tree Damage

Winter weather can damage trees to the point they die. Checking your tree from top to root for any of the following signs of tree damage can help you stay informed on the health of your trees. 


  • Broken tree limbs and branches
  • Cracks in the tree trunk or limbs
  • Tree leaning in one direction 
  • Bark splitting 
  • Bark discoloration
  • Soft and crumbing bark
  • Fungal activity on tree

Protecting Your Home & Property 

The first step to keeping your trees alive is being mindful of what damage they have experienced. Heavily damaged or dying trees can drop branches or fall, posing a danger to you and your family. This puts the surrounding areas in danger, including your home, vehicles, landscaping, and the tree itself. Spotting when a tree needs maintenance, trimming, or removal will help protect your property and the trees. We aim that preventative tree maintenance can avoid fallen branches and trees, however, emergencies do happen. At SkyFrog Tree Service, we offer 24 hours emergency tree service to clean up, remove or trim trees or branches that have fallen. Take care of your trees and extend their life with proper tree maintenance from SkyFrog Tree Service. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for an inspection and tree trimming.