Effects of Flooding on Woody Landscape Plants
Author(s) Laura G. Jull.
Plant roots, like people, need oxygen for respiration. That is why a flood can stress a plant and even, if roots are submerged long enough, kill it. Here is a guide to the immediate and long-term care of trees and shrubs that have suffered flooding. Includes symptoms to look for and a list of plants most likely to be injured by standing water (4 pages; 2008).