Are there long-term effects of drought on trees?

Gardens & Landscapes, Drought Resources November 10, 2016 Print Friendly and PDF

When an area has repeated dry periods, even if lack of rain occurs during different seasons, the long-term effects are substantial:

• Trees show increased susceptibility to diseases and insects.

• Trees show increased susceptibility to winter cold injury.

Long-Term Effects of Drought

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.