Winter Burn and Evergreens
Evergreens commonly suffer from winter burn. Because they retain their foliage throughout the winter months, they continue to lose moisture through transpiration. Browning or bleaching of foliage due to desiccation occurs when the wind picks up suddenly during cold snaps. Roots cannot replenish water if the soil lacks moisture or is frozen.
What you can do:
- Mulch 2-4” deep around trees
- Water evergreens once or twice during the winter months (Nov-Feb) when air temps are 40° and above
- Where applicable, erect a burlap windbreak to protect smaller evergreen trees and shrubs
- Apply an anti-desiccant 1-2 times between November to February to minimize moisture loss
- Monitor moisture content in spring to ensure adequate amount of moisture is available to your evergreens
- Fertilize to promote new growth
- Prune out dead branches after new growth starts
- Remove any dead plants
Call us if you need help with winter plant protection!
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