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Winterize Your Trees and Shrubs for a Safe and Healthy Winter

Now is the time to winterize your trees and shrubs! By following these simple steps, you can protect them from the cold weather and ensure that they will be healthy and happy when spring arrives.

 

Water

First, make sure that they are well-watered. This is especially important if you live in an area where the ground freezes during winter. Trees and shrubs need to be able to take up water through their roots, so if the ground is frozen, they will not be able to get the moisture they need. Water them deeply and regularly throughout the fall, so that their roots have a chance to absorb as much water as possible before the ground freezes.

 

Mulch

Next, mulch around the base of your trees and shrubs. This will help insulate their roots from the cold weather and protect them from drying out. Use a layer of straw, leaves, or shredded bark about two feet thick. Be sure to keep the mulch away from the trunk of the tree or shrub, as it can cause rot.

 

Prune

Finally, prune any dead or damaged branches from your trees and shrubs. This will help them to focus their energy on staying healthy and growing new leaves and flowers in the spring. It will also make them less likely to be damaged by heavy snow or ice storms.

 

By following these simple steps, you can winterize your trees and shrubs and help them to stay healthy and happy all winter long! And when spring arrives, they will be ready to burst into bloom! So don’t wait – start winterizing your trees and shrubs today!

 

Contact Gerrin Green:  We have Certified Arborists that are trained to recognize the economic, environmental, and societal benefits and values of trees.  Working with homeowners and property owners allow our arborist to share knowledge and evaluate.  The Arborist will advise the prescribed care at a cost that demonstrates the wise stewardship of resources.

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