Unlike the birds that travel to warmer climes in the winter, trees cannot uproot themselves to do the same. So how do they survive in the winter, especially without their leaves? The short answer is that trees have evolved strategies for withstanding the winter cold over the millennia. Let’s explore!
A heavy snow load on your trees weighs down their branches, causing them to bend, break, or split. This may lead to a hazardous situation on your property that should be tended to by a professional, ISA Certified Arborist.
Freeze damage to your trees is most likely to occur when temperatures drop below 20 degrees Fahrenheit for a prolonged period or with temperature fluctuations. According to The Morton Arboretum, “Plants to most likely suffer winter injury are those that are marginally hardy for the area or those already weakened [...]