No one wants to experience bushfires but there are a lot of cases in Australia where this happens and it is mostly frequent during dry season. However, homes are also in danger of tree fire all year round.
If your garden and trees have experienced fire and want to help your property get it to a healthier state, you should help your damaged trees as soon as you can, for your home’s safety.
How do you take care of a fire-damaged tree?
Remove them. If the tree has been severely damaged and is near your home or property, it would be safe to remove it as this can be hazardous to your property, to you and to the other trees. However, if it is not near any structure even if it is badly damage, you might be able to save it. Give it water and ask an arborist if the tree can be saved so they can properly give the tree an assessment or if it would just be better to remove it.
Repair them. When trees are damaged by fire, the heat dries up the whole tree which includes the roots. Make sure that the soil is moist at all times to help the tree back to its health. You can place a hose on the ground and slowly pour water into it.
It is also likely that the canopy of the tree is also destroyed and may result further damage from the sun, to avoid this, wrap the trunks and major branches in tree wrap.
You can also contact an arborist and ask for their help to better take care of your damaged trees. The sooner you ask for arborist services Ironbark, the faster you can help them from recovering.