In wet and windy weather, your first priority should be trees planted in the last three years. These newly planted trees often have roots that have not developed fully. As a result, they are not yet anchored firmly into the ground and are particularly at risk from extreme weather conditions such as high wind and heavy rainfall.
Exposure to a cold wind can kill the roots of a young tree so check on your tree after storms or hard frosts, and in the early spring and make sure roots are covered.
You can find more information about spotting a tree with wind stress, as well as our top 10 tips for watering trees in unsettled weather via the free download below.