Protecting your Shrubs and Trees from Winter Burn Laura Peterson, Certified Arborist
I cannot begin to guess what this winter is going to bring; 2 feet of snow covering the ground until March, below zero with high winds and no snow until January or mild 40 degree days with sporadic snowfall and 2 inches of ice covering everything in March. Whatever conditions occur this winter it is bound to be dry for the evergreens. Soil moisture is a factor, but the almost constant winds from November through February are extremely drying and damaging to evergreens.
Drying Winter Harms Trees
Native evergreen trees and shrubs are well adapted to our winters, but the majority of plants in landscapes are not native and don’t have the resources to combat the drying winds.
Plants lose moisture through pores in the leaves. If there is not sufficient soil moisture, … Read More »