Trees have an amazing ability to recover from storm damage. Often, what at first glance looks devastating may not be fatal to the tree. The summer drought may have actually helped prepare trees for our recent storms.
Often, when trees are under drought stress in mid and late summer, they begin to go into dormancy sooner than normal. Once the tree is dormant, it can withstand more physical damage than when it is actively growing.
The complete flyer from the LSU Ag Center is below.