Hail - Forest Health and Adaptation

 
     
 
 
 Hail Damage Slide Show{GFX-ESRDx-ForestHealth-HailDamage-Slide2.jpg} Hail damage on trees can be found throughout Alberta with incidents happening most often during summer months.

Signs and Symptoms

Hail damage is often associated with
  • broken branches
  • shredded leaves/needles
  • open stem wounds of various sizes
Hail damage tends to occur on one side of the tree -- the direction the wind was blowing, whereas disease or insect damage occurs on all sides of the tree.

Similar Damage

Old hail damage is at times confused with stem cankers or blisters caused by disease or insects.

 
 
 
 
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This information published to the web on February 24, 2016.