Storms can be incredibly damaging to trees, especially if there are preexisting weak spots. Such damage is likely to leave large and unsightly wounds. In some cases, the damage may be severe enough to warrant immediate action, such as tree removal or corrective tree trimming. Other times, the tree may still be structurally sound. These non-urgent damages (i.e. minor cracks in limb unions) do, however, leave the tree extremely susceptible to future decay and disease. Tree owners and managers are advised to seek the guidance of a reputable tree specialist, such as Local Arborist, who can assess the stability of a tree after a storm and recommend any remedial work. Keep in mind that protected trees often require additional permitting to perform non-urgent tree care services.