Winter Damage can be a serious problem for evergreen plants, especially in windy areas. Damage will usually appear as wilting, browning or bleaching on the leaves and can be a serious stress on the health of your plant.
The most common form of winter damage is winter burn which results from warm sun and wind causing excessive transpiration or loss of water in foliage. Since the roots are in frozen soil during the winter they are not able to replace the lost water. Browning of the leaves will result. Some plants even appear to be dead months after winter.
This year we observed a very high amount of winter burn damage. These plants seem to be especially vulnerable:
- Skip laurel
- Cherry laurel
- Leyland cypress
- various needle evergreens (pines, junipers, cypress)
*New plantings are also commonly affected by winter burn.
Our anti-desiccant spray can help protect your exposed ornamental evergreens by reducing transpiration up to 80%. When plants are relying on stored moisture all winter, it is important to help them retain as much as possible for healthy growth next spring.
*Multiple applications may be needed depending on location and conditions.
The first application is recommended in November so don’t wait…
Contact us today for a free consultation with our NOFA-Accredited, NY ISA Certified Arborist.