Caring for trees during the wintertime
The elements of snow, ice, as well as the harsh temperatures can seriously damage trees and shrubs. If you’d like them to remain healthy and look they’re best during the winter, it’s important that you take care of them during the winter. Here are a list of things you can do to minimize the damage caused by cold weather.
Frost cracking can occur from the change in temperature during the day to night time. The cracks appear in the outer bark and the inner wood. A good solution to this problem may be wrapping the bark in some burlap to protect it against lowering temperatures.
Sudden Frost: The quick lowering of temperatures can create problems for branches that are growing late in the season. Ice crystals can destroy cell walls along new branches causing death during the spring. In order to avoid this, the best moves would probably be to not prune your tree until the fall. Also don’t use nitrogen based fertilizer. Both can increase the growth process.