Here at Patrick Musser Tree Service in Maryland, we understand the importance of improving and maintaining the health, appearance, and safety of trees. Today we ask you to take a look out your window. See that lone tree that’s bare of leaves and exposed to the elements? You wouldn’t survive a Maryland winter outside with any type of protection and it’s likely that your bare trees won’t either. Fall will quickly be here and winter will be on our heels before we know it. Today we’re going to talk about a few things you can do to help your trees survive winter.

  • Fall is the perfect time to start preparing your trees for winter and one of the best things you can do is water, water, and water those trees some more. Water right up until the first ground freeze of the year. If it’s rainy this year, you obviously won’t have to water as much, but if it isn’t a rainy fall, make sure your trees and shrubs get at least an inch of water every week.
  • Secondly, if you’ve got some delicate evergreens on your property, it’s best to wrap them. Dwarf Alberta Spruce is on particular type of delicate evergreen that you will want to protect, as well as newly planted evergreens that haven’t had time to develop their root system. Without protection, your delicate evergreens will be subjected to winter burn.
  • Lastly, protect your Junipers and upright evergreens from ice and snow as they’re particularly susceptible to breakage.