Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Snow and Wind

You can protect trees from snow and wind damage simply by planting them in sheltered areas. If that’s not possible, create a temporary shelter with a burlap snow fence, which will block some snow and wind but let the sunshine in.

Build your fence along the north side of a tree or shrub. Before the ground freezes, plunge a couple of wooden stakes into the soil, and stretch a length of burlap between the stakes. Pull it taut, and staple it securely to the stakes.

Throughout the winter, keep your trees and shrubs clear of snow. Knock the snow off with a broom before it freezes and becomes heavy enough to damage the branches. To give evergreen shrubs even more protection, wrap their branches with twine to streamline their shape and keep the  snow from building up.

Of course if you don't want to deal with this project, we are here to help.  Trees "R" Us, Inc. has the staff and equipment to get your plants, trees and shrubs ready for winter, even if it already winter! We are a full service tree service and encourage you to check us out at or call us at 847-913-9069.

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