Protect Trees and Ornamentals from Winter Damage

Nov 19, 2012

Before the ground freezes, consider watering trees and shrubs-As most people are aware, the summer of 2012 has been extremely dry in many parts of Michigan. Consequently, many trees and shrubs in non-irrigated settings are under a certain amount of drought stress. Watering trees and shrubs (needle-bearing, conifer species especially) before they go totally dormant can help them better tolerate winter conditions, especially winter winds that can further dry-out the foliage of these plants and make them turn brown over the winter.

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