How Does Weather Affect Trees?

How Does Weather Affect Trees?

How does volatile weather in Queensland affect trees?

In this article, we’ll discuss how different types of weather events – from high winds to heatwaves and floods – can affect trees. We’ll also talk about how Affordable Tree Service can help with sick or dying trees. 

How Weather Affects Trees

Extreme weather can affect many living things, even trees. But just how are trees affected by the temperature and conditions? Here we’ll go into detail. 

High Winds

Storm damage from high winds could result in fallen or broken trees. Not only may this negatively impact the tree itself, it could also cause massive damage to the plant life around it.


Too much rain reduces oxygen for tree roots. This leads to wilting, brown leaves. Sometimes you may even see a chalky mildew, which is when fungal disease can spread.


Trees affected by flooding may show signs of:
– discolouration or yellowing
– weakening
– loss of foliage
– disrupted growth
– dying growth around crown

Flooding can disrupt the oxygen and carbon dioxide production of a tree or shrub, which is why growth may be stunted. In some cases, you mightn’t realise a tree has  been negatively affected by floods until it flowers next (or fails to do so).

Floods also affect the pH levels as well as increasing the risk of chemical damage and diseases like root rot. To help your trees recover from the effects of flooding, you should remove debris and surrounding damaged trees, use fertiliser and aerate your soil.

However, not all trees will be able to be saved from the effects of flooding, so if you’re concerned, you should contact your professional arborist.


Heatwaves cause your tree to use up more water than it would normally. During extreme humidity, you should water trees two to three times a week. But, be sure that you aren’t watering in the middle of the day, when humidity is at its highest.

How Affordable Tree Service Can Help

As a homeowner, you want to be sure you’re getting the right advice to maintain the health of your trees. And this is something you can be certain of when you contact our professionals at Affordable Tree Service.

Our qualified and highly skilled team members can assist with any number of services to maintain your trees, from stump grinding and land clearing, to health assessments, storm preparation, tree removal and so much more.

To find out more about how the weather affects your trees – and how we can assist you, contact the experienced team at Affordable Tree Service. 

The Thomases, Cashmere

We would like to thank the team of Affordable Tree Service for the work done on our property on Tuesday. We had obtained a number of quotes and your quote was more affordable than the other companies.

We had garden beds directly below the large trees and over the past few years these gardens had established themselves and were looking really good. We were putting off having the trees lopped for fear that the gardens would be ruined. When the team arrived I was assured that these gardens would not be damaged, looking at these huge trees I remained a bit skeptical. I was amazed how quickly and professionally these huge trees were lopped by the team, I was also astounded to see on completion of their hard work that the gardens remained unharmed and the property was left clean.

All we can say is thank you, thank you, for your professional service given by all, I would definitely use your company again and recommend you to all friends and acquaintances.

Kind regards,

Ms Lombardi, Aspley

I wish to commend you on your staff and the service they provide. Earlier this year I had the pleasure of dealing with your firm. My initial contact was very pleasant. The woman who came to give the quote (which was true to your name – very affordable) was prompt, knowledgeable and friendly.

On the day that the trees were to be chopped down your employees arrived right on time, which I truly appreciated, as I have had many experiences when trades persons have not kept to their schedules. The fellows performed the job with the minimum of fuss and acted in a very professional manner. I appreciated that they also chopped down a branch from a tree, which was not part of the original quote, without any fuss. They left my yard so clean, that apart from the missing trees, you could not tell that they had been around.

I wish to compliment you and your employees on a job well done, I have no hesitation in recommending your company to any of my friends.

T. Disbrough, Hendra | Affordable Tree Service

I would like to bring to your attention the fact that you are running a terrific service. The gentlemen who performed some branch cutting at my property yesterday were exceptional. They were polite and performed the work requested to a better level than expected. They really are a credit to your company. Please pass on my thanks to them for an exceptional job.

Congratulations on running such a wonderful business/service.

P.S. I was surprised your company put so much effort to leave the property tidy!!

CJ Macdonald, Gordon Park

I would like to thank you for the excellent job that was done!

I had been meaning to get those trees removed for some time but had been putting off for fear of the damage that would be done to the garden surrounding these trees. Having read your advertisement in the North West News which stated “Jobs always done Safely and Efficiently and gardens left Clean, Tidy and Undamaged”, I decided to risk it.

I was delighted with the result and am pleased that I selected your business. You lived up to your advertisement.

Please pass on my thanks to the workmen concerned, as they were working in an area confined by garden, fencing and a deck. They did an excellent job and did not damage any of the plants, fencing or deck.

I would have no hesitation in recommending your business to anyone and will be using you again in the future.

Tips For Dealing With Storm Season

Storm Damage Tree Cleanup

Storm damages are on the rise in recent years for both homes and trees. As professional arborists, storm damage tree cleanup is something commonly deal with, we have a Storm and Emergency Response team set up to deal with tree storm damage quickly. We deal with everything from flooding to tree uprooting. By simply planning for precautions, you can protect yourself, your home and your trees.